According to Sky Sports, Aaron Ramsey will leave Arsenal for free next summer after he was personally told by the club that they would not be offering him a new contract.
The Welshman’s situation has been in the spotlight in recent weeks after Arsenal withdrew from what he believed was an agreement for him to extend his ten year stay in North London.
Speaking just last week, the 27 year old claimed to be in the dark as to why that happened, saying, “Hopefully somebody will come up and tell me why.
“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.”
Now, it appears he has been clued in by Arsenal who have decided that they are prepared to let him leave for free when they could have sold him during the summer and used that money to reinvest in the squad.
It’s not the most joined up piece of thinking we’ve ever seen from the club, but it will obviously open lots of doors for Ramsey who will be available on a Bosman and he can start negotiations with clubs across Europe from January 1st.