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Arsene Wenger wants another midfielder capable of scoring 10-15 goals

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has lauded an array of attacking options, but despite feeling you can now 'smell' goals at the Emirates he still wants a midfielder than can guarantee 10-15 goals a season as part of that mix.

The Gunners showed they have goals right across an exciting front line in last weekend's massive win over Liverpool, with Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil all scoring in a 4-1 victory that was Arsenal's seventh Premier League win on the spin.

Wenger wants more though, insisting that Aaron Ramsey may well have been the man to join Giroud and Sanchez on double figures without injury. The statement may also hint at a summer swoop for yet another attacking midfielder though, an area Wenger has never been shy of strengthening across near two decades in North London.

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Wenger challenges Ramsey

In an interview with The Telegraph following Saturday's success Wenger insisted: “I expected Aaron Ramsey to be in there as well with 10 or 15.

"We need another player who gets 10 or 15 goals but we have a good mentality and good cohesion in the team. There is something happening. You can see that.”

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Pressure on to deliver

Arsenal definitely have the type of variety in attack that Wenger has craved in recent years, making a concerted effort to spread goals throughout the team ever since Robin van Persie's painful exit three years ago.

Sanchez and Giroud have got 38 goals between them in all competitions this season, with Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck all well behind that mark on eight apiece.

Wenger would like one of those three to step things up a level in the goal charts, with the pressure on Ramsey to do just that.

The Welshman has struggled to stay fit since slamming in goals for fun during a dream run at the start of last season, but definitely has the potential to meet Wenger's high standards at his very best.

With Arsenal flying and having 15 different goalscorers in their ranks now this season Wenger has every reason to be pleased, but there's a nagging sense of what might have been had the likes of Ramsey stayed fit all season long it has to be said.

Arsenal fans, do you think Wenger is right to single Ramsey out as a man who should be scoring at least 10-15 goals a season? Will the Gunners have to buy again in that position this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

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