Arsenal’s new head of football Raul Sanllehi came in to replace Ivan Gazidis and immediately pulled Aaron Ramsey’s contract off the table, and has promised a get tough attitude with any contract rebels in the future. He told the Telegraph: “In general, I do believe that a player’s contract should never go to the last year, as a policy,”
The new Director of Football at Arsenal, Raul Sanllehi, has spoken out on his thoughts of buying players in January, and he is of the opinion that it should only be used to fix “unexpected problems”. Last January Arsenal went all out and bought Aubameyang for £50m but when asked if there would be money like that for Emery to spend in January he made it clear that only if there are funds coming in to cover the costs. He said: “We have a self-sustaining business model that is very robust and we are convinced we can be successful under that business model. Today is not the day when we are going to go into lots of detail about transfer planning. Every decision we make involves all the experts at the club and we will always make the right decisions for the long-term benefit of the club.”
On the day we find out that the actual Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has actually returned to full training after the operation on his Achilles tendon, it has been suggested by Jack Wilshere that the Gunners should not have closed contract talks with Aaron Ramsey, but instead should make him the captain!
So it would appear that the rumours were true and it was Arsenal’s decision to withdraw the contract offer to Aaron Ramsey, well that is what the Welshman is now saying. “Everything has been going great with the club,” he said. “We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case.
According to reports all over the world, it has appeared that Arsenal were absolutely certain to be signing the Atlanta star Miguel Almiron this January after the MLS season ends, but according to his boss there is absolutely no truth in it at all!
Unai’s Biggest Gamble So Far? by Dan Smith
Reports are suggesting that it was Unai Emery who canceled Arsenal’s negotiations with Aaron Ramsey. If true, it would be the second time a British player had agreed terms, only for their new boss to tell them they are not part of his plans.
The news that the Arsenal talks have broken down with Aaron Ramsey have been met with relief by some gooners, arguing he’s overrated and not good enough for our starting line up anyway. Which reminds me of rubbishing your relationship, only after you realised they were about to leave you anyway.
There was consternation amongst Arsenal supporters this week when it was revealed that one of our most promising youngsters, Reiss Nelson, was set to go to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. It was believed he was being sold as he had not agreed a new contract with the Gunners, but now it is being revealed that is not the case.