Aaron Ramsey’s future almost certainly lies elsewhere as stories linking him with a Bosman move to Juventus intensify.
If rumours are correct the Welshman will sign a five year deal which will earn him £140,000 a week net, but in the meantime he’s got the remainder of his Arsenal contract to fulfill and Unai Emery is pleased with the commitment he’s getting from the 28 year old.
Perhaps now that there’s some finality to his situation, we might see fit to use him more as we continue the fight for a top four spot, and it sounds as if the head coach is open to playing him having been impressed with Ramsey’s professionalism and attitude.
“In the last match I was very happy with him,” he said ahead of this weekend’s visit to West Ham.
“I asked in the last match at Blackpool if he is okay to help us play and he said, ‘Yeah, coach, I want to play” and he played with a very big behaviour and commitment to us.
“After, his future belongs to him, his family and agent. Every day he’s here with us, he’s working very well. I want his behaviour and his focus to be on West Ham on Saturday.
“My last conversation with him is very important. We both spoke about the situation with respect from him and from us. His response has been a very good response in training and matches with good performances.
“I said to you before that I want to see Aaron Ramsey with this focus and these performances when he’s playing. This week for example, he’s been the same. He’s working and training very well with good experience.
“When I look at every player and they’re training like Aaron is this week, I feel calm ahead of the next match because the players are all focused.”
With the Gunners apparently financially stymied this month after Emery revealed we are only in the market for loan players, using our resources to the fullest will be important, and Aaron Ramsey is certainly someone who can make a positive impact between now and May.