Aaron Ramsey has talked up a switch to La Liga in the future, but how much effect would his exit have on Arsenal?
The Welshman has been in-and-out of the first-team this season, and is now outside my preferred XI, following the emergence of Alex Iwobi from the youth side.
Barcelona have been continually linked with a potential move for the midfielder, and he has now talked up a potential switch to La Liga in the future.
When asked about a switch to Spain, he told Marca: ‘Barca plays very good football and Arsenal want to do the same. I’ve said it once: I would love to someday play in La Liga, at one of the greats.
‘I see their league each week. It suits my style. Maybe I will someday, who knows what will happen in the future?’
Such a move appears unlikely in the current transfer window however, having recently opted to take over Mikel Arteta’s number eight shirt, which is a strong indication of his plans for the new campaign.
The 25 year-old is believed to favour a central role in the Gunners side, but with Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla, and Mesut Ozil vying for central roles also, that looks a big ask to hold down regularly.
The creative midfielder is regularly fielded in a wide role, but his injuries have regularly ended his run in the first-team, and others have impressed within the side.
Should Barcelona come knocking for him with a reasonable fee, I would not begrudge selling him, with a wealth of other options at our disposal, which would give us more funds to invest in bringing in stronger alternatives.
As much love as I have for Ramsey, there is no room for sentiment if we are to be taken seriously in the title race, and the surplus in the squad should be shifted in order to end up with the strongest possible squad.
Is Ramsey of the standard needed to challenge for the title? Would he be in your favoured starting line-up?
Ramsey is currently a 1 season wonder and the team has suffered a lot since then because of us trying to force him into the starting 11, even playing him out of position to accommodate him when there are clearly others better in his position.
If Barcelona came in with 30m+ bid i wouldn’t say no that money could get us someon like kante or krychowiak or a proper right forward
If that happened I would throw that down immediately on Griezmann.
You would be lucky to buy half a Griezmann with £30 million! ? They value him around a PSG checkbook!
30m could go unto of what’s set aside for a striker meaning greizmann would be in our bracket
We should be alright, if he departs for greener pastures in Spain! new boy xhaka will definitely pick up the slack, in midfield!
The one reason I dont want Ramsey to leave is because I suspect he will end up at united when he finally does peak! He is a united fan and I truly hate that fact…
Hahaha ? That’s hilarious! ? Ramsey is not considered good enough for Arsenal’s starting eleven, Yet, we are deluded enough to think that Barcelona will come knocking for him! And Since when have we been a bigger club than Barcelona? ? They laugh at us, when we get drawn against them in the champions league and there’s poor Ramsey thinking that he is good enough to playfor Barcelona or even Real Madrid, Just because he is in the same squad as Bale, like as if Wales have plenty of options! ?
Barcelona want Bellerin and the only other Arsenal player that they would be interested in, is Ozil!
I know that Piers Morgan is a bit of a muppet,
But at the end of the day, he is a share holder at Arsenal fc and he will hear more things involving the club than we will.
His latest tweet makes sense, since Ozil has officially delayed contract talks, until after the Euro’s! ?
Hearing worrying rumours re Mesut Ozil & discreet offers from Barça & Bayern that he’s seriously considering. #afc
11:46 AM – 27 May 2016
Wtf! ? Imagine Bellerin and Ozil being sold ?
As a player who has worked hard to get to the top of your game, the last thing you want to do is sacrifice your dreams of playing and winning at the highest levels on the altar of the mediocrity of your team mates.
I’d be gutted but not surprised
According to Kicker, Arsenal are in talks to sign Ricardo Rodriguez from VFL Wolfsburg thanks to a €25million release clause in his current contract. That is around £19million, and represents decent value for Rodriguez, a 23-year-old left-back highly thought of and considered by many as the best young left back in Europe.
This rumour makes some sense, as this player is good friends with Xhaka, as they both play for the Swiss international team, maybe Xhaka had a word in Wenger’s ear and what with Gibbs supposedly leaving, Rodriguez is already more than capable of taking the LB position off of Monreal… Keep your eyes on him, during the Euro’s ?
Ha I was planning on checking out the game tomorrow between Switzerland and Belgium to see our new signing in action. Definitely have 1 eye on Rodriguez as well.
The friendly games just before the Euro’s won’t give you much of an indication, as obviously the players will be saving themselves for the tournament itself, aswell as trying to avoid injuries…. The Big kick off is less than 2 weeks away.
Rodriguez is technically excellent in passing and crossing he also is very good in current ability and has world class /elite potential
I won’t mind Ricardo Rodriguez…IMO he’s among the best 5 lb in d world….solid in defence, can attack and he’s free kicks r rili good…..if dis happens, den Wenger’s going cray cray with some good stuff
So after Xhaka is in the bag, I’m hearing shouts for Morata, Koulibaly and now Rodriguez. Man that would be some window. Still wish we could pry Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
Lol So suddenly, Marca is interviewing Arsenal players, getting them to talk up moves, quite interesting, and Ramsey fell hook, line and sinker for their bull? Last time around with Fabregas, they got the whole of Spain and Barcelona to speak for them , now they are targeting our own players to speak for them…the real target is Bellerin and Ramsey just helped them further their ploy that one bit. No disrespect to him but what exactly does Ramsey thinks he has that Barca wants?
he can go to barcelona and take wilshere with him. The midfield is now packed up, no room for mediocres.