Arsenal manager Unai Emery has decided to stay neutral when quizzed about the contract situation of long-standing midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The Wales international has been with the Gunners for the past 10 seasons but furure remains doubtful beyond the current campaign with his contract due to conclude at the end of the season.
In Friday’s press conference, Emery was asked about his knowledge on the contract negotiations involving Ramsey but he happened to side the question by suggesting the situation won’t hamper the performance of the Welshman.
Ramsey has been ever-present for the Gunners since the Premier League season started last month and just one of the club’s opening six top-flight matches have witnessed him begin from the substitutes’ bench.
Based on this, it is pretty clear that the Spaniard is doing his part in convincing the Welshman to stay put at the club but ultimately, his future may depend on whether the board are prepared to come down to his salary demands.
Ramsey is presently said to be eyeing around double of his current £110,000-a-week package but so far, the hierarchy seem to have neglected his requirements with The Mirror going to the extent to claim that the talks have broken down altogether.
As things stand, Ramsey would be permitted to discuss a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club when he enters the final six months of his existing deal in January but the Gunners will be hoping that they can find a breakthrough before then.
Ramsey had failed to contribute to the scoresheet from his opening six matches for Arsenal this term but he managed to end the streak last weekend whereby he bagged a couple of assists in a 2-0 Premier League triumph over Everton.
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