I have often compared some Gooners’ attitude towards the Aaron Ramsey contract saga as dumping your partner before they get the chance. You know they are planning to leave so you make out you don’t care, they were never good for you anyway so therefore you’re happy they are moving on. A kind of self-preservation.
The majority of comments I read on here lead me to believe the perception of the Welshmen is that he’s overrated and not worth the 200,000 he’s reportedly asked for. Many are happy that Arsenal had a change of heart and retracted their offer. The midfielder says he’s still to get an explanation to why a deal verbally agreed is now off the table. Some readers have laughed at the idea that any top European side would be interested. Yet this week, having been strongly linked with Bayern Munich some seem disappointed that he might get a decent move. Why the hate?
I personally would love there to be a compromise between all parties but that would have happened by now. I have always rated him. I wish he hadn’t missed so many games, but you can’t blame someone for getting injured. Put it this way, in a big game, I trust him more than an Iwobi or Mhkitaryan to nick a goal. What salary do you think the Armenian was given to move from Man United? Yet why do we forgive his lack of consistency? Do we wait till he’s leaving as a free agent to bring up his short comings?
Rambo is not innocent. He and his agent had a long time to sign an extension. They knew what they were doing by waiting ’til the last moment. He could have given us his signature a year ago and been a lot richer by now. He is though willing to stay at the Emirates. Staying in North London is his first choice. It’s us who think he’s not good enough. Don’t judge him though, because others might think he’s good at what he does.
This is a man who’s given a decade service. Whether you think he’s good enough or not, he’s always been professional and given his best, which is all you can ask of anyone. He hasn’t acted like Sanchez, thinking he’s bigger than the badge.
Even with it being a case of when, and not if, he departs, I don’t doubt his commitment to his final day of employment.
He will always be a part of our history, scoring in the 3 FA Cups he has won. A contribution better than most of his co-workers.
So good luck Ramsey in Germany or Italy or wherever your next destination.