As we approach the conclusion of this Aaron Ramsey saga, with the midfielder reportedly being offered a new five-year deal, it’s interesting to consider where his head is at with everything. Logic would suggest that he’s in a pretty good place when it comes to his mindset, but if that was the case, wouldn’t he have signed the contract by now? There seems to be something else going on here, which seems to be a pretty frequent thing with Arsenal midfielders.
According to reports from Sky Sports, Arsenal are still in negotiations with Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey over a new deal. The 27-year-old has just one year left on his current contract with the North London club.
Spanish boss Unai Emery is understandably keen for the Gunners to tie down the midfielder on a long-term contract. The Spaniard has stated that Ramsey is an important player to the club.
Arsenal has previous with this sort of situation
Arsenal has a long history of players leaving their contract to expire or run to the last few months so that they get a bigger packet at Arsenal, or move on in a cut-price deal.
While many fans are still mourning Jack Wilshere’s departure from Arsenal Football Club, manager Unai Emery has already moved onto the next phase of his plan to revolutionise the way in which the Gunners play football. That may sound a little bit overdramatic, but at the end of the day, the Spaniard has already made a series of changes that others would’ve taken months upon months to implement.
Anyway, regarding the subject matter of this article, it turns out that Emery values Welshman Aaron Ramsey a little bit more than we might’ve originally thought. He is hoping and expecting him to sign a new long-term deal with the club and moving forward, it seems as if he’ll be an integral part of the Gunners’ operation in the middle of the park.
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal could pull out of the race to sign highly-rated Nice central midfielder Jean-Michael Seri. Premier League and London rivals Chelsea are now expected to make a move for Seri.
Seri has long been linked with a move to north London, as the central midfield roles have proven a problem position in recent years. For example, Switzerland international Granit Xhaka still has a lot to prove at the club.
Available for £35million this summer
According to the Standard’s report, Seri will be available for £35million this summer. It is fair to say his displays in Ligue One have not gone unnoticed.
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.
The future of Aaron Ramsey has been up in the air for quite some time now, and while this story hasn’t received quite as much attention in comparison to Jack Wilshere’s ordeal, it’s still felt like an incredibly big deal in more ways than one. After all, we’re less than two weeks away from the ten-year anniversary of Ramsey’s move to the Emirates being officially announced, and what a decade it’s been.
Aaron Ramsey has dropped a huge hint about his future by saying Arsenal are about to enter some exciting times. His opinion was expressed regarding the appointment of Unai Emery to the manager post vacated by Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge.
The midfielder spoke after the game his national team Wales drew 0-0 with Mexico. He revealed that he had’t yet spoken to the newly appointed manager, but that exciting times are set to start for Arsenal and that he couldn’t wait to get back there and start working with Emery.
As you probably know well by now, Arsenal are set to name Unai Emery as their new manager; Mikel Arteta has pulled out of the race. A graphic with a quote “proud to be part of the Arsenal family” had appeared on his own website but it has been removed since.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the Spaniard (well, Basque actually) deals with the challenges and copes with the pressure of the job after Arsene Wenger’s departure.
Emery failed to deliver European success at Paris Saint-Germain, but that should not eclipse the fact that he won the Europa League with Sevilla three times in a row.
For years now Aaron Ramsey has been a hot and cold member of the Arsenal first team, in that he has spells of success before stretches which make many fans wonder why he’s there in the first place. Still, it feels like he’s been around at the Emirates for as long as we can remember, and if the 27-year-old were to leave the club, it would certainly leave a void.
In the first game since veteran boss Arsene Wenger announced he would leave the club in the summer, Arsenal recorded a 4-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal had the first attempt on goal of the game on nine minutes, as centre-back Laurent Koscielny headed wide of goal from a Granit Xhaka corner kick.
At the other end of the pitch, Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario drew a smart save from David Ospina, while Marko Arnautovic also saw a shot on goal blocked by the Gunners defence.