Unai Emery says it’s not his job to speculate on Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation but he is eager for the Wales international to sign a new deal at Arsenal.
The Gunners hierarchy have so far resisted the temptation to cash in on the midfielder, even though he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season.
There’s still an outside possibility that he could be sold to a foreign club before the end of the month, however, as things stand it seems more likely that we’ll keep plugging away at the negotiation table.
Asked about Ramsey in his first Premier League press conference of the season, Emery replied: “That’s not my work. For me it’s very important he stays with us.
“His experience here in Arsenal and the Premier League is very important and will give us all the information and performances in his quality.
“Then, the contract is for speaking with the club and the players.”
It doesn’t hurt Ramsey to edge closer to the end of his current deal. It certainly worked wonders for Mesut Ozil who bagged a whopping pay increase back in January.
Ramsey is expected to be one of Unai Emery’s ‘six’ captains this season, although the club is yet to confirm the overriding leader. Keep your eyes peeled on tomorrow’s programme notes.