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Arsenal midfield playmaker hoping his injury nightmare is over

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has revealed his only real target for next season is to stay injury free.

The Welsh international suffered from both hamstring and calf injuries last season, but he did manage to play the last two months of the 2016/17 season without any more fitness problems.

During that period, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger changed formation to a back three, a system that suited Ramsey where he could make forward runs unmarked from central midfield areas, as his midfield partner Granit Xhaka remained as protection. When asked by reporters on the club’s pre-season tour of Australia about his targets for next season, the 26 year old was quoted by the Evening Standard as saying.

“I haven’t set any goals but with this new formation a long season, hopefully an injury-free season. I know what I am capable of doing. If I can stay fit then hopefully it will take care of itself, but no targets, no.”

Despite his injury problems, Ramsey still played 32 games for Arsenal, scoring four goals and providing five assists. He will however certainly be hoping to start more than the 22 he managed in all competitions for the Gunners last campaign.

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