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.
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.
According to ITV, Aaron Ramsey will not travel with Wales to take part in the China Cup during the upcoming international break. The midfielder will instead go through a “small procedure” as Wales manager Ryan Giggs explained, and added that this would be a good moment for Ramsey to get it done.
He will, however, be in the squad for the rematch against AC Milan in the Europa League, and the procedure will be performed afterwards. It remains unclear what exactly the small procedure is.
Aaron Ramsey seems to cause mixed opinions amongst Arsenal fans. For Wales, he seems to be a star player and vital to the Dragons fortunes. At Arsenal though, he has flattered to deceive at times and inconsistency has plagued his career.
However, of late Ramsey has upped his game for the north London side. In Sunday’s 5-2 win at Everton, the Welsh midfielder contributed a goal and an assist. Ramsey has now scored twice and provided three assists in eight appearances for the Gunners this season.
Has shown his talent in flashes
Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has resumed training after recovering from the hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined since the opening day 4-3 home defeat by Liverpool.
The midfielder is unlikely to feature against Swansea this Saturday, as the club are expected to ease him back into action slowly and he is unlikely to be rushed back into playing.
Would he get in the Arsenal team at the moment?
Arsenal have been in good form of late and now have a number of midfield options. In fact, the Gunners form has been so good that I am not sure if Ramsey would actually get in the current starting line-up, if he was fit.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury which sees him missing out for the Wales national team ahead of October’s World Cup qualifiers. The former Cardiff City man has struggled with muscle injuries in the past, but Wales manager Chris Coleman was critical of Arsenal’s medical team, suggesting they aren’t doing the best for Ramsey’s recovery.
“It’s disappointing that he’s not fit when we expected him to be fit. He expected to be fit sooner as well so it’s disappointing for all of us. I know what Rambo’s like – he’ll want to be on the pitch. He doesn’t belong to us, he’s Arsenal’s player and it’s their call, they pay his wages, and if that’s the decision they made it’s up to them,” Coleman said.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has recently join AFC Bournemouth on a season-long loan as a result of falling down the pecking order at Arsenal this campaign, but Gunners teammate Aaron Ramsey could well struggle for game time in the midfield given the stiff competition for places as well as his own poor fitness record.
The Welsh international enjoyed a fantastic Euro 2016 for his country, but has been in and out of the Arsenal side in the last 12 months. He’s found himself often forced out wide, and could find game time limited as things stand with the players currently ahead of him in the manager’s reckoning.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey left a lot to be desired in Sunday’s 4-3 defeat against Liverpool, leaving manager Arsene Wenger with a lot to ponder ahead of next Saturday’s trip to the King Power Stadium to face defending champions Leicester City. Arsenal are 6/4 to win against Leicester, but Ramsey’s place might be up for grabs given his ineffectual performance.
Hauled off after 60 minutes, the 25-year-old failed to create a chance for Arsenal, while making just 22 completed passes. He wasn’t too industrious at times either, making zero tackles and just one interception every 30 minutes on average, and perhaps is still struggling for fitness this summer as a result of so much football in the last few months.
Wales’ international midfielder Aaron Ramsey could miss the start of next season, after helping guide the Dragons to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
The midfielder produced four assists for Chris Coleman’s side and one goal, before receiving a second booking of the tournament against Belgium ruling him out of Wednesday night’s 2-0 last-four defeat against Portugal.
Could miss the start of the campaign
Following that impressive campaign with Wales Ramsey may now be rested at the start of the campaign. Ramsey told the Evening Standard ‘I am back on the August 1 so I have a few weeks off but obviously it kicks off a couple of weeks afterwards,’