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Arsenal star hails Wenger's new tactical approach

Ramsey hails Arsenal's new tactical approach (©GettyImages)
Ramsey hails Arsenal's new tactical approach (©GettyImages).

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has hailed the club's new tactical approach, and believes it's been the key to their recent upturn in form.

The Gunners midfielder believes pressing higher up the pitch, winning the ball back in dangerous areas, and playing on the front foot has helped the club improve results.

The Wales international played an important role as Arsenal beat Reading 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium at the weekend. And the Gunners third win on the trot has put them back in the picture for a Champions League qualification spot.

And Ramsey believes the good form can be attributed to a new defensive system. Ramsey told the Arsenal official website: "In the past, we've been accused of starting slowly and I think that's something we've changed, especially in the last month.

"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 victory moves Arsenal to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea, and Arsene Wenger's side have new-found belief in their ability to crack the top four this term.

Following their north London derby defeat to Spurs earlier last month, Arsenal looked to be heading for their first season out of the Champions League under Wenger.

But back-to-back-to-back wins against Bayern Munich, Swansea and Reading may have given Wenger's side the confidence to chase down Chelsea.

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