There are a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds today that have been striking fear into the hearts of Arsenal fans everywhere. The suggestion that the Gunners could be set to lose our Wales international star Aaron Ramsey also brings back the horrible recent memories of losing players like Fabregas, Nasri and van Persie without being able to much to stop it.
The fact that it is the Catalan club Barcelona that The Guardian reports being keen on Ramsey as a long term replacement for their aging genius Xavi Hernandez is not good. Neither is the claim that they are ready to offer Arsene Wenger around £50 million for our midfield maestro and obviously tempt him with a hefty wage hike and with the chance of great trophy success.
But I am here to tell you not to panic Gooners because Rambo is going nowhere. For one thing, this is exactly why Wenger made sure all our top young players were tied to long term contracts and the situation with Ramsey and the Frenchman is pretty special as the prof was the one who continued to believe in him when the fans and media rated him about as highly as Emmanuel Frimpong.
Also, it now seems as though Barcelona have almost completed the signing of the Borussia Dortmund and Germany star Ilkay Gundogan. The Daily Mail reports that Gundogan has already passed a medical with the newly crowned champions of Spain so we can breathe easy again.
I do think it would be a good idea to give Rambo another extension and a pay rise to take him at least level with Theo Walcott on around £100,00 a week to make sure he is not tempted by another club. Don’t you?