There are positives and negatives that can be taken from any and all Premier League games. Even if you get whitewashed 7-0, there still may be a moment of brilliance that occurred which gives you some kind of hope as you move forward. When it comes to the Gunners, however, there are one or two negatives stemming from the win over Everton yesterday. Don’t get us wrong, it’s great that they were able to secure a 2-0 victory which keeps their winning streak going, but not everything can be perfect in this game and we’ve seen that time and time again – especially with Arsenal Football Club.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been linked with a move to Italian club AC Milan, and ironically enough, it seems as if the club are already trying to use Ivan Gazidis in order to bring him over. The Welshman continues to be embroiled in these contract talks that have everyone talking, kind of in the same way that Jack Wilshere did. As was the case then and as is the case now, we have one very simple viewpoint – just get it over and done with.
Aaron Ramsey recently took it upon himself to comment on Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s future at the club, stating that he’s excited by what the Spaniard can bring to proceedings at the Emirates. Ramsey was speaking on the same day that Arsenal narrowly defeated Cardiff 3-2 in an entertaining Premier League contest, but let’s be honest, that isn’t what we want to talk about whatsoever here.
Aaron Ramsey’s contract negotiations seem to have gone on forever at Arsenal. The Welsh midfielder has drifted into the last year of his contract with the north London club while talks have been on going.
Gunners boss Unai Emery seems to believe that the speculation over the midfielder is affecting his game. In fact, the Spaniard has told Ramsey to concentrate on his football, rather than think about his contract situation.
Asked if he believed Ramsey lacked focus this season Emery said: “I don’t know but I am thinking in the present. I spoke with him last week but now, today, my focus is on the match and I want the player to be focused only on Saturday.”
According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal players were left shocked by Unai Emery’s decision to drop Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey to the bench for the 3-2 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday evening.
Ramsey came on to the field for Mesut Ozil with 20 minutes left on the clock at Stamford Bridge. However, it seems his omission from the starting line-up caused a stir among the Gunners players.
Ramsey is by no means a certain starter
I am not sure why the Arsenal players were shocked by the fact that Ramsey was not starting against Chelsea. The Welsh midfielder did not exactly cover himself in glory against Manchester City in the opening game, so his omission was not a hard decision.
According to the Metro, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be set to leave the north London club with less than a week until the transfer window shuts. The report suggests that both Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing the Wales international before transfer deadline next Thursday.
Contract talks dragging on
Ramsey is now in the last year of his Arsenal contract, therefore the midfielder could leave as a free agent next summer. Reportedly, talks have been ongoing between the midfielder’s representatives and the club for some time.
Arsenal fans have come to terms with being put in frustrating situations over the years, both on the pitch and off of it. Something that has been a common theme, at least as of late, has been their inability to prevent transfer sagas from stretching out over the course of an entire window and beyond. Well, unfortunately, it seems as if they’re allowing the same thing to happen with midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are set to launch a £30million move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The move would certainly be a surprising one from the Blues, at the minute it does not look like an unrealistic move. However, Arsenal boss Unai Emery recently stated that he is confident that Ramsey will sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Future at Arsenal in doubt
As we all know, Ramsey’s future at the club has been a hot topic this summer. The Welshman’s representatives are still negotiating with the club over a new deal for the midfielder, who has less than a year left on his current deal in north London.
Recently a colleague of mine wrote about Jeremie Aliadiere’s questionable status as an Arsenal legend after the French forward appeared for Arsenal legends. As we all know, Aliadiere is only a legend in his own lunchtime.
However, Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette has called midfielder Aaron Ramsey a legend in an interview talking about the Welshman’s future in north London.
Lacazette told Sky Sports News: “Aaron has been there for about 10 years, he is like a legend at the club.
“We have to be respectful for everything he has done and of course with his quality, he can help the team to be better. He brings stability, quality and leadership.
Arsenal midfielder has told Sky Sports that he is unsure about his future with the north London club and stated his agent is still in discussions with the Gunners over a deal.
Asked about talks over a Ramsey told Sky Sports: “We’ll see what happens, but my agent and the club are talking,”
“I’m not sure exactly what it hinges on, I’m just leaving it to them to discuss and to figure it out but we are yet to come to an agreement.
“That’s something that my agent and the club are discussing to try and get something done.”