Arsenal-linked midfielder now set to stay put

Aaron Ramsey has been linked with the Juventus exit door this summer, with a return to Arsenal mooted, but he now looks set to stay with the club.

The Welsh international left the Emirates 12 months ago to join the Old Lady on a free transfer, but was not an instant hit in Turin.

Ramsey picked up only 11 starts in Serie in the entire 2019-20 campaign, although eight of those came in 2020, and you could argue his involvement increased as he became more settled.

The 29 year-old will now have to persuade new manager Andrea Pirlo that he is deserving of a first-team role after his appointment this summer, after it emerged that he is not looking to leave the club currently, CaughtOffside were told.

Ramsey’s return at Arsenal would have been a welcome one, with the midfield having struggled for goals and assists in the previous campaign, with not a single central midfielder scoring more than one goal each.

We appear to be trying to secure deals for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, but with the duo expected to roughly cost a combined £100 Million, we are believed to be trying to offload some of our current squad in order to fund the splurge.

The DailyStar claims that Matteo Guendouzi, Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers and Lucas Torreira could well be the players to make way, although how much of that £100 Million could be retrieved by the above departures remains to be seen.

Should Arsenal have prioritised bringing in a top central midfielder before the start of the new campaign?

Patrick

24 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    OT..Not overly keen on our 3rd kit…

  2. Phenom says:

    It looks ok to me Sue. Its 100% better than cheksi and manure third kits

    1. Sue says:

      Hahaha yes at least we won’t look like a zebra 😂

      1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

        😂😂I feel it is nice to be honest.

        1. Sue says:

          First glimpse of it, the detail – badge, stripes etc – looked pink, but apparently it’s light orange. Hmm it may grow on me, just like the Walking Dead kit has 😄. We’ll be wearing it on Saturday, I’m sure it’ll look better then!

          1. Gworm says:

            Why oh why can our second kit not be gold and blue?

  3. SueP says:

    ****Talksport sports news reporting Auba is close to sealing the deal AND to be the club’s top earner ****

    1. Uzi Ozil says:

      Yes…. Sign that thing Aubamenyang.

      Sue, we are at it again. He should just sign now. Hehe

  4. Top Gunner says:

    I used to criticise Ramsey, Giroud, Xhaka, Ozil, and Mustafi. Im still saying this even today. When Ramsey left Arsenal for Juventas, I told you that he can’t make it there. Its true that he didn’t make it. Now do you want him back? I dont support that move

    1. Goonster says:

      Same here.

  5. ken1945 says:

    Probably wouldn’t want to come back anyway, following the abuse he got from the prophets of doom, who regularly troll our players.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Ken, Ramsey made his bed, not signing the new contract, running his contract down to leave on a free for a big money move to Juventus. He now plays for Juventus, not Arsenal.
      Even if Arsenal wanted him back, how could they pay his transfer fee and wages, when they can’t even come up with the buy out for their apparent number one priority Thomas Partey?

      1. ken1945 says:

        Absolutely ozziegunner, he knew where UE was taking us and got out quick – another player targeted by a section of the fans, who probably thought what the heck, let’s move where I’m wanted.

        1. Goonster says:

          Lets blame Emery for Ramsey being overhyped and overrated.
          He made it big at Juventus where he had a better manager than Emery then.
          Isn’t it?

  6. Declan says:

    When were linked with Ramsey?
    Asking for a friend 🤔

  7. Sue says:

    It’s going to be #Auba Friday!!!! Just to make me the happiest girl in the world!! Best piece of work we’ll ever do!!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Sue, that’s the trouble with the current Arsenal; defer the announcement of the re signing of Aubameyang to the eve of the first match against Fulham for greater drama. They will make you, me and others very happy, hoping to deflect attention from their ineptitude in not upgrading the midfield since last season.
      If anyone honestly believes that Arsenal can make the Champions League places with this current midfield, I have a Harbour Bridge to sell them.

      1. Sue says:

        You’ve got a point there, Ozzie 👍

  8. Atid says:

    I would rather get more from younger players moving forwards, than go backwards.

    Ceballos, Willock, Guendozi and Torreira are all young enough to improve and mature.

    I would love to add Partey or someone similar to that group, but equally I would love to see the group above given a chance (2nd chance?) just like xhaka has been given and seemingly like Elneny is going to be. Ceballos aside all our midfielders have at least 2 seasons on their contracts to try and prove to the manager their future is at Arsenal.

    From a numbers point of view, we need to offload 1 non-homegrown player, 2 if we want to make another signing. I was expecting that to be sokratis, but seeing as we have 4 out of 8 centre backs out injured and 2 more untried in the EPL, I think that decision can wait until the squad lists need to be submitted.

  9. Goonster says:

    Ramsey has always been so overrated to me.
    Never saw the hype apart from his 13/14 purple patch.

    1. Sue says:

      That goal against Liverpool at the Emirates 👌

  10. SAMUEL LOREMO WANYAMA says:

    Arteta support to add same player in midfil in order for him to strongle on taking trofy this season THANG TO ARS FAN

  11. Gworm says:

    He was always effective because he had a good engine, but he’s now 29, so how long would he be able to keep making those runs into the box?

  12. Allen Blueblood McCourtney says:

    Ramsey is an Arsenal legend but we’ve got to move on.

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