The Times (£) report this afternoon that Aaron Ramsey has been offered a new five-year deal.
The Welshman has 12-months left to run on his current contract and has been waiting for the club to table their first offer.
It is expected that the 27-year-old, who currently earns around £110,000 a week, will secure a pay increase that puts him in the same bracket as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The two January signings earn approximately £200,000 a week, significantly less than the huge £350,000 a week salary that Mesut Ozil secured with his new deal. We’ll soon find out whether that proves to be a sticking point or not.
Yesterday, Ramsey gave a first hint that he could pen a new deal by saying he’s excited to be part of the post-Arsene Wenger era at Arsenal.
Asked about new manager Unai Emery, the midfielder told press after Wales’ 0-0 draw with Mexico: “I haven’t spoken to him at all yet, but I think it’s an exciting time for the club. I can’t wait to get back there now.”
Ramsey was recently voted the club’s player of the season for the second time and has played and scored more times for the Gunners than anyone in the current squad. He has 59 goals in 331 appearances since signing from Cardiff as a 17-year-old a decade ago.
The report claims that Ramsey and Wilshere, who is out of contract in a month, will both meet with Emery next week when the Spaniard returns from a brief holiday in Portugal.