Arsenal are reportedly making genuine progress towards extending the stay of midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman is presently the club’s longest-serving player having joined from Cardiff City in the summer of 2008 but there remains a question mark whether he would prolong his contract beyond the current campaign.
According to Football.London, the north London side are said to be making progress towards committing Ramsey for the long-term but the club have yet to reach a suitable agreement in terms of the contract extension.
Ramsey has been fairly quiet when questioned about his future with the north London giants but he has previously suggested that he has no idea regarding the contract proceedings with his representative.
As a result, there has been a cause of uncertainty which has frustrated the supporters but it appears that the club are making strides towards keeping hold of the Welshman, who is adored by the vast section of the club’s faithful.
The likes of Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez were allowed to enter the final year of their respective contracts during the previous campaign and that proved a costly measure with the latter two deciding to part ways with the club.
Arsenal did make the most of Sanchez’s winter departure to Manchester United by acquiring Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a straight-exchange move but there is still the sense that the club could have handled the situation better by offloading him during the summer itself.
Regardless of this, the Gunners have taken the step to stick with Ramsey for the final year of his contract and the upcoming weeks could give a clear understanding whether the Welshman would remain an Arsenal player for 2019 and beyond.
Ramsey has yet to contribute a goal or an assist for Arsenal this season but he has remained a constant presence in the lineup, starting three of the club’s four league games. He is likely to feature from the off when the Gunners travel to Newcastle United this weekend.
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