Aaron Ramsey says he hopes that the formation change implemented towards the end of last season is one that remains in place for the new campaign as it suited the players and helped them become a more effective attacking force.
Arsene Wenger switched to a three at the back system after a dreadful run of form between January and April, and it produced 9 wins from 10 games, including the FA Cup final against Chelsea in which the 26 year old scored the winning goal.
Speaking on international duty with Wales, he said, “I think that system suited us in the end, it showed with the way we finished the season and winning the cup in that formation.
“It suits the team, it gives us a lot more security defensively, not so suspect to counter-attacks. But also it frees players up to do more things, get into more dangerous positions.
“I’m confident it will and I scored a few goals at the end of the season. It allowed me to get into some dangerous positions and thankfully I put them away.
“I’m disappointed the season’s finishing. I wish it was another 10, 15 games.
“I’m happy with my form, so hopefully I can go into next season now with the same form.”
The Welshman also admitted the lack of clarity over the manager’s future had been ‘difficult’ but says the squad are happy the 67 year old is staying for another two years.
“It is hard when all that speculation is going on,” he said.
“As a player, you try to put it to the back of your mind but obviously you are not sure what is happening.
“We’re glad now that it has finally been announced he’s staying. We’re all happy.
“Hopefully now we can start the season strongly and have a real good go, not just for ourselves but for him as well.”