We’re revisiting one of our favourite subjects in the whole world (can you sense the sarcasm?) – yes, we’re referring to Aaron Ramsey. The Gunners midfielder has had what many would describe as an interesting journey throughout the course of the last twelve months at the Emirates, and people would interpret the word ‘interesting’ in many different ways. Essentially, the Welshman has been embroiled in a contract dispute with the club, and it feels like it’s never going to end.
As the departure of Aaron Ramsey after a decade of service to Arsenal approaches, slowly but at this point inevitably, the situation doesn’t seem likely to stop attracting the public eye for a long time yet. The latest report suggests the Welshman is set to join Bayern Munich on a free transfer once his contract finally expires at the end of the season.
It is widely known, even the player himself confirmed it, that negotiations took place and an agreement on a new deal was close being achieved, when the club suddenly withdrew their offer and left the table, apparently hinting that there wouldn’t be another one.
According to the Independent, German giants Bayern Munich are confident of signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer next summer. The midfielder’s contract saga has run for a long time now. The will he won’t he sign a new deal with the north London club has now stopped, as it is clear he won’t sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Reportedly wanted too much money
According to media reports, Arsenal baulked at Ramsey’s contract demands. With his contract running down and the time ticking until he was a free agent, he and his representatives thought they could take advantage of the situation.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal are set to do a swap deal with AS Roma this January, one that would see Aaron Ramsey move to the Italian capital and Patrik Schick go the other way.
The contract stand-off between Ramsey and Arsenal is a story that has been told and retold many times, and by now anyone who even remotely follows the football happenings in England will be aware of the current situation. An offer was on the table, and it had been discussed, and according to Ramsey himself it came close to materializing into a signed contract before the club suddenly put a stopper in the whole thing and declared no new offer would be forthcoming, with his current contract set to run out next summer. Let’s just leave it at that.
On Thursday night, Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, as the Gunners look to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.
Arsenal have won all three of their group games so far and would book their place in the next round with a victory. The team from north London are now on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
We’ve been heavily critical of Aaron Ramsey in the past given how it seemed like he was handling his contract situation. Alas, it has become clear that Arsenal aren’t exactly immune from blame here, and in truth, all sides should face some kind of blame for the way this has gone down. Now, the rumour mill has begun to turn once again with a great deal of speculation over the Welshman’s future – and we’re already sick of it.
It seems the story about Aaron Ramsey and his contract situation is coming to an end.
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have informed Ramsey in person that he won’t be offered a new deal, as well as the reason behind such a decision. This, of course, means the midfielder will leave the Emirates at the end of the season as a free agent.
Ramsey recently revealed a deal had been on the cards, and he had truly believed he would sign it and stay, but the club suddenly changed their mind and withdrew the offer. The Welshman had been kept in the dark as to why they had made that move.
According to the Express, Aaron Ramsey still doesn’t know what happened to the offer the club had made him and why it has been withdrawn.
Ramsey surprisingly captained Arsenal on Thursday against Sporting Lisbon as the Gunners racked up their eleventh win on the trot, a truly fantastic achievement.
However, it leaves the public guessing over the meaning of the honor being given to him. Is it an expression of support in his plight from the manager and his teammates? Unai Emery has refused to discuss the situation on every occasion when he was asked about it so far, always stating that he’s only interested in Ramsey giving his all for the cause while he’s here.
There are reports floating around that Everton will be attempting to lure Aaron Ramsey to Goodison Park with an offer believed to be worth £150,000 a week for the Welshman. While that may initially sound pretty appealing to literally anyone who isn’t Aaron Ramsey, it seems a little off given that we’ve also heard that he has been holding out for £250,000 a week at Arsenal.
The Gunners seemingly weren’t interested in forking out that kind of cash to keep him on the books which is why he’s looking elsewhere, but there’s one thing we’ve learned from this whole saga: you literally can’t trust any sources until something is made official.
We apologise in advance for bringing up Aaron Ramsey again, but let’s face it, the guy is incredibly topical right now and it’d be wrong for us to pretend otherwise. Sure, we all have our problems with the way in which he seems to be holding the club up for money, but as long as that doesn’t impact the team on the pitch, then we’ll be happy.