The Welshman believes that the Gunners' recent upturn in results is down to a conscious decision to work on particular aspects of their game on the training field
The Welshman was a part of an Arsenal side that ran out 4-1 winners over Reading on Saturday, their third win on the bounce, moving them up to two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
The 22-year-old says that the north London outfit have been working on certain facets of their game, such as their ability to start matches at their best.
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"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 versatile midfielder made a cameo appearance at left-back on Saturday and, while he is prepared to fill in where necessary, the Welshman insists that central midfield remains his preferred position.
He added: "That's another position to tick off! It was only a quick two minutes there, but there’s not many left that I haven't played in.
"I've been played in a lot of positions this season. It's difficult when the roles are different. You like to stay in your position and get that consistency.
"Hopefully now I can get a few opportunities to play in my position where I'm comfortable and where I feel like I get the best out of myself. I did well and hopefully I can continue that now."