Arsenal stars must mimic Barca, insists Gunners legend

Arsenal must play in the style of Barcelona to help them to land trophies this season.
That’s according to Gunners legend Ray Parlour, who believes Arsene Wenger’s midfield can replicate that of Barca’s given the strength in depth the squad boasts through the middle.
He said: “When you look at teams like Barcelona, their midfield has always been the most important part of their game so hopefully Arsenal will be very similar.”
Arsenal sit top of the Premier League table and will be out to gain maximum points from their home game against Norwich on Saturday.
And Parlour believes Wenger has an embarrassment of riches given the players who are yet to return from injury.
The Frenchman bolstered his side with the recruitment of both Mesut Ozil and Mathieu Flamini in the summer.
And Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby have yet to get fit to add to an already crowded area.
Parlour said: “It’s looking very strong, no matter who starts. There is so much depth in the midfield with Mikel Arteta, Mathieu – who has been a great signing – Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Cazorla – so it’s a real headache for the manager.
“When everybody is fit it will be interesting to see what sort of side the manager puts out. Aaron Ramsey’s been the player of the season so far, he’s been superb with the goals he’s scored but the whole midfield are very adaptive now.
“At the moment Ramsey’s guaranteed a place in my team, Flamini as well with the way he is playing in that holding role. Then it’s who plays around them? Ozil obviously is going to play behind the front and then you’ve got Cazorla, who had a great season last year, so I’m sure he’ll be back in the side as well.”

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