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Top three: Premier League midfielders set to shine

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With the Premier League season finished and completed for yet another year, all attention will turn to the transfer window as the majority of the clubs will be looking at strengthening their squads ahead of the new campaign.

Ahead of the 2013/2014 season, a lot of attention will be on new signings and also keeping tabs on the new-names coming into the Premier League, for example, the likes of Jesus Navas and Fernandinho, both who have just signed for Manchester City, but there will also be players in the Premier League already who could have a big campaign next year.

I have decided to look at three of the Premier League's midfielders who could have an impressive season next year and could be influential for their respective sides.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa will all have big season at their respective clubs and they will be the three midfielders to watch next season.

Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho was signed by Liverpool in the January transfer window this season from Inter Milan for a fee estimated to be around £8.5million and he has put in a string of superb performances for the Anfield club in his short-time in England.

The young Brazilian has been superb in Liverpool's midfield and he has shown great promise for the season ahead.

The 21-year-old made 13 appearances for Liverpool and scored three goals in that time, but with his mazy runs and his sensational passes Coutinho will be a great signing for Liverpool in the long-term and next season could be an exciting one for the club and for Coutinho himself.

Shinji Kagawa

He was a big summer signing for Manchester United at the beginning of last season after impressing for German side Borussia Dortmund, but he failed to live up to the hype this year and didn't really live up to his price-tag, but next season could be a different story for the Japanese international.

He put in a superb performance against Norwich City which saw him score a hat-trick, but apart from that, he wasn't anything special for United. However the experience gained from this year may push him forward as he adapts to Premier League football and life in England.

It is very common for new signings to have a quiet first season at a new club, especially when coming from abroad and Kagawa had just that, but next year, I think you will see a more influential midfielder.

Aaron Ramsey

Unfortunately for the Welshman, he has been subjected to criticism from the Arsenal fans and a lot of them do not give him the credit he deserves, but in the final month of the season, he proved that he can be quite the footballer for Arsenal.

After suffering a horrible leg-break in 2010 he has done very well to bounce back from the career-threatening injury, but still hasn't won over the fans and gets a lot of stick whenever he appears for the Gunners.

However, like previously mentioned, in the last month or so in the 2012/2013 season, Ramsey put in some superb performances and I believe those performances will fill him with confidence for next season and he could have quite the season for Arsenal in the midfield with the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.


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