While the Jack Wilshere saga has been dragging on for months on end, we get the feeling that it’ll be nothing compared to the slow progression of Aaron Ramsey’s contract ordeal. The Welshman has been spoken about in the press for weeks on end now, and according to Daily Telegraph, Arsenal manager Unai Emery is desperate to ensure that the 27-year-old remains at the club.
Emery is more than happy to commit a significant portion of Arsenal’s budget to the Ramsey cause, with his £100,000 a week contract possibly being doubled if the rumours are to be believed. Many fans will have many different opinions regarding whether or not Ramsey is worth the money that is being discussed, but when they consider how much Mesut Ozil is earning, they’ll soon realise that this is just the way of the football world right now.
We can’t get caught up in fees and figures, because most of the time, it doesn’t mean anything to these clubs. The valuations in football have been increasing ever since the sport was founded, and as we look ahead to the future, it doesn’t feel like that’s going to change anytime soon.
In terms of Aaron Ramsey himself, we’re certainly on board with the idea of keeping him around. Look, he may be inconsistent at times, but when he’s on form, Aaron has proven himself to be the heart of the Arsenal midfield. With several better options around him to help him carry the load, we could be looking at one of the Premier League’s best midfielders in twelve months time.
Emery knows what he’s doing from what we can tell, and the best part is that it doesn’t feel like he’s doing too much too soon. Sometimes when a new manager comes in they can throw money around for the sake of it, but it just doesn’t feel like that’s the case here. Emery clearly came in with a gameplan and a strategy, and the fact that he’s got the entire summer to put it into action is a great thing for all Arsenal fans.
We’ll soon discover whether or not Aaron Ramsey is worth the risk, but instead of panicking about it, we’re choosing to let the professionals sort this out.
Should Arsenal do everything they can to keep Ramsey?