According to reports today, Aaron Ramsey’s contract talks have collapsed and look far from resolution. The Arsenal oracle David Ornstein tweeted that there were talks at an advanced stage, but talks have now stopped with no current offer now from the club on the proverbial table.
The club now finds itself in a similar situation to the one which transpired with Alexis Sanchez, and it now looks very likely the Welshman will leave on a free transfer next summer with Liverpool rumoured to be one club of the clubs that are said to be interested. Liverpool still find themselves unbeaten in the league, and yet to drop a point, find out the odds on them winning this years Premier League with this William Hill promo code here.
Ornstein tweeted this week:
A new + improved 4yr contract was recently agreed between Arsenal & Aaron Ramsey. But #AFC withdrew offer, are now not in a position to proceed. Most likely he’ll leave for free next summer, unless the perfect opportunity for both parties arises in January https://t.co/5EXUoIsZx2
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) September 27, 2018
There’s still a chance that Ramsey could leave in January if the club decides to cash in on him before he’s allowed to leave on a free.
Ally McCoist is far from happy the situation has arisen (not sure what it’s got to do with him, but anyway…) and said on TalkSport today that:
“If that’s been allowed to happen that is absolutely unbelievable. Not just the football side of it, it’s the business side of it – if they’ve allowed Ramsey’s contract to expire in the summer that’s absolutely incredible. In fact, it’s that incredible, I can’t believe it’s true…”
Unai Emery has already said that Ramsey is going to be a key member of his squad and hopes he can get a new deal agreed, given this latest news this however looks unlikely. Ramsey joined Arsenal almost 10 years ago from Cardiff, and has won three FA Cups during his Arsenal career under Arsene Wenger and now, since Theo Walcott’s departure is our longest serving player.
Back on the pitch, after Wednesday’s League Cup win over Brentford at The Emirates, it’s back to Premier League action this weekend, with another home game against Watford at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon. Unai Emery will be hoping to make it seven wins in a row in all competitions as his Arsenal career starts to take shape after a stuttering start.