Aaron Ramsey says he has no idea why the contract offer from Arsenal he thought was agreed was withdrawn.
The Welsh International can leave on a free next summer but had believed he was close to putting pen to paper on a new contract before Arsenal appeared to rescind the offer.
Speaking after he captained the side in the 1-0 win over Sporting last night, he insisted he remained in the dark as to the club’s motives.
“Hopefully somebody will come up and tell me why,” he said.
“I’ll accept that if there’s a reason. We all know that the contract was taken off the table. I’m not sure exactly why because a few weeks before we sort of agreed and I was ready to sign.
“Something happened, I am not sure exactly what, but that contract is no longer there, or nothing’s on the table.
“I just have to get my head down, work hard and try and help this team as much as I can now.
“We’ll see where that takes me.”
The 27 year said he hadn’t asked anyone why the offer was taken away, but spoke well of boss Unai Emery who he believes still has faith in him despite the contractual stalemate.
“He is just concentrating on football as well and wants me to do the best for this club,” Ramsey continued.
“He trusts me, he’s made me one of the captains and we are just focusing on trying to achieve something special this season.
“I have an important part to play in the dressing room. I had the opportunity to captain the team which is always a privilege.
“Hopefully there will be a few more opportunities.”