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Aaron Ramsey looking to put his injury record behind him ahead of the 2016/17 season

Wales international Aaron Ramsey is eager to enjoy a full season of first-team football following his constant injury problems which have hindered his performance in recent years.


The versatile midfielder has managed 30 league appearances in just one of the last four seasons, and this has been a concern for the club, who have dropped points during his absence.

Ramsey had struggled to display his best form during the early stages of the previous campaign, again affected by a hamstring niggle, but he managed to establish himself in the final part of the season following the shift to the 3-4-2-1 formation. Under the setup, the Welshman has been offered a free role from the heart of the midfield, and his runs into the box have made him a menace for opposition defenders as Chelsea found out in the FA Cup final.

Speaking during Arsenal's pre-season tour of Australia, Ramsey admitted that he does not have any goals for the upcoming campaign, but he hopes to enjoy a full season without getting injured, he said: “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.I have to perform to the best of my ability to be in this team and that’s what I do - I give everything every time I’m in the team or going out to train."

Ramsey formed an impressive partnership alongside Granit Xhaka in the centre of the park, and the pair are likely to continue their association as they head into the new season in August. While the Community Shield does not hold much importance, Arsenal will still seek to get another win over Chelsea as it would be the perfect morale boost ahead of their Premier League opener against Leicester.