Arsenal boss suggests club may not re-enter contract talks with Welsh midfielder

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that the club have ‘closed‘ contract discussions with midfielder Aaron Ramsey and there are no plans to renew his deal beyond the ongoing campaign.

The Wales international has been a regular substitute for the Gunners in the Premier League since the start of October but he has nonetheless come up with influential performances including his brace of assists during the 4-2 comeback triumph over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Despite this, there has been no positive light in terms of extending his contract and speaking in a press conference covered by Sky Sports, Emery has indicated that the club have no plans to revisit discussions over a possible extension with the experienced midfielder.

Ramsey has exclusively started in the League Cup and Europa League matches since the beginning of October but this has, however, not reduced his performance levels with the Welshman more than willing to see out the remainder of his current deal.

The Gunners reclaimed the fourth position in the standings after their sublime derby triumph over Spurs during the previous weekend and they have the chance to maintain their position when they make the trip north to face Manchester United.

Historically, the north Londoners have struggled at Old Trafford with not a single league triumph since 2006 but they have the opportunity to end the wretched run on Wednesday night with Jose Mourinho’s side struggling for confidence.

Both Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench against Spurs to make match-defining impacts on Sunday and it remains to be seen whether Emery decides on playing them ahead of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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