Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated his confidence in sealing a deal to keep Aaron Ramsey beyond his current contract.
The Welsh international is inside the final 18 months of his playing deal, and is believed to be in line for a wage hike, with the midfielder having become an integral part of our side in recent seasons.
An offer is believed to have been put on the table for the 27 year-old, but he doesn’t appear to be willing to accept the current terms, and Wenger is remaining confident that a deal will be struck regardless.
Arsene said: “We are communicating. I’m confident.
“He is not at the end of his contract. He has one-and-a-half years to go.
“We want him to stay because he is one of the guys who has been here for a long time and will be an important player in the future for the club.
“We want the players to be happy to play for the club.
“The players who want to stay here play for the club with the way we want to play football, and with the values we think are important for us, and with the right amount of money we want to pay them.
“All the three have to be together. He’s an important player for me and for the club.”
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