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Euro 2016 Statistic Shows The Cracking Potential Of Arsenal’s Midfield Next Season

Midfielders old and new could combine for devastating results for Arsenal next season, as Arsene Wenger chases his first Premier League title in 12 years.


Though often a joy to watch in full flow, Arsenal have often been derided for their perceived ‘soft underbelly’ against more physical teams.

Though the impressive transition of Francis Coquelin from full-back to defensive midfielder helped give the Gunners some much needed steel in the so-called engine room, their midfield as a whole has often emphasised flair over graft.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Aaron Ramsey

Welsh star Aaron Ramsey looked to be well on his way to becoming their answer, before a myriad of devastating injuries curtailed his career. Having re-established his fitness and place in the team, Ramsey now stands a fighting chance of fulfilling his undoubted potential.

Judging by’s latest Euro 2016 statistic, Ramsey is stepping up for country as well as club.

The 25-year-old has won possession more times in the middle of the pitch thus far than anyone else in the competition. In second place?

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 29: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland directs his teammates during the international friendly match between Switzerland and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Stadium Letzigrund on March 29, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s latest signing, Granit Xhaka.

Though an impressive contribution from Arsenal’s £30m signing, Xhaka will be unable to add to his tally due to his Swiss side’s loss to Poland on penalties in the last 16.

Nonetheless, the prospect of the two playing at the Emirates come August and beyond along with more potential recruits and established Gunners is something to look forward to.

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