There is no secret that Aaron Ramsey is now approaching the last year of his contract with Arsenal, and although there have been rumours that the Welshman is demanding a massive wage increase to persuade him to stay there has been no concrete evidence of progress in the negotiations.
As with Jack Wilshere a short while ago, Arsene Wenger is now praising Ramsey’s importance to his side perhaps in the hope that he will want to stay with the Gunners. “Players like Aaron give us the balance because he goes into the box,” the Arsenal manager said. “When you have many creative players who are good on the ball, they all want to come to the ball and distribute the game but they don’t want to go in the box. When we have a creative side, [Aaron] gives us that balance.
“My dream is to play that kind of football and when it works of course our game is based on quick combinations and quick, sharp movement. When it works you’re very happy, but at the end of the day in our game you have to be efficient.
This season Ramsey really has struck top form, scoring 9 goals in only 22 starts and their is no doubt that there will be many big clubs willing to offer him massive wages if he refuses to extend with Arsenal, and the Gunners could also cash in on any sale if the Welshman is put on the market, but time is running out for Arsenal to tie him down for the next few years.
But I wonder if Arsenal would keep him for his final year if he refuses to sign on the dotted line and keep trying to get him to extend next season…..