The Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka impressed everyone on his Arsenal debut last night against the MLS All-Stars and this has once again highlighted the surfeit of midfielders now forming a crowd in the Gunners changing room.
Francis Coquelin, Mohammed Elneny, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Xhaka are all vying for those two places in the centre of midfield, and even with Arsenal’s usual injury problems there will be some talented players left on the bench.
According to today’s Arsenal transfer rumours, as reported on the official Man City website, Pep Guardiola is preparing to persuade Arsene Wenger to let Aaron Ramsey be the next Gunner to make the move to the Etihad. They report: “The 25-year-old has two years left to run on his current deal at the Emirates.
“And Arsenal are said to be in no rush to sell the Welshman, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last month.
“They claimed the Gunners would only consider doing business at £50m.
“The big-money arrival of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach could serve to throw his position at Arsenal into doubt.”
I can certainly imagine Arsene Wenger cashing in on Ramsey at that price to help fund our chase for the much-needed centre-forward. There are many Arsenal fans that are unimpressed with the Welshman, despite his excellent performances at the Euros, and this could be the perfect time to sell. We may not like Aaron much, but I am sure he will be worth much less next summer if he spends most of this season on the bench.
Should we let him go?