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Ramsey reveals Arsenal alterations

2 April 2013 16:00

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says a new approach is the main reason behind the team's recent upturn in form.

The Welshman was a part of the Arsenal side that ran out 4-1 winners over Reading on Saturday, their third win in succession, moving them up to two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea on the Premier League table.

The 22-year-old said Arsenal have been working on certain facets of their game, especially their ability to begin matches at a high tempo.

"In the past, we've been accused of starting slowly and I think that's something we've changed, especially in the last month," Ramsey told the club's official website.

"We've started off on the front foot, defended high up the pitch and won the ball back in dangerous areas. We did that plenty of times (against Reading).

"On another day, we could have had a few more early on. It was a great performance. It was enjoyable out there.

"I think you could see that we played without any hesitation and with the handbrake off. We created a lot of opportunities and we defended well, apart from the goal we conceded. On the whole, we're delighted with the win."

The versatile midfielder made a cameo appearance at left-back on Saturday and, while he is prepared to fill in where necessary, central midfield remains his preferred position.

"That's another position to tick off," he said.

"It was only a quick two minutes there, but there's not many (positions) left that I haven't played in.

"I've been played in a lot of positions this season. It's difficult when the roles are different. You like to stay in your position and get that consistency.

"Hopefully now I can get a few opportunities to play in my position where I'm comfortable and where I feel like I get the best out of myself. I did well and hopefully I can continue that now."

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