Arsenal want Dembele and Barcelona want Ramsey! Yeah sure…

Ramsey JustArsenalWe all said that Aaron Ramsey was stalling on signing his new Arsenal contract as he was waiting for a footballing giant like Real Madrid or Barcelona to come in for him with a mega offer.

I am pretty sure we were all speaking with tongues in cheek but perhaps it really could be true, well according to the Sun anyway who have reported today….

AARON RAMSEY could be used in a swap deal to bring Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele to Arsenal.

The Welshman has been locked in contract talks with the Gunners, as he enters his final year.

But should Barca be willing to part with exciting French winger Dembele, they may insist on Ramsey moving the other way.

To be honest I’m not sure which is more far-fetched; Arsenal really making a move for Dembele (sorry Kev but it ain’t happening) or that anyone could believe that Barcelona would want Ramsey.

Does anyone believe that there could be one iota of truth in this?

Darren N


  1. Goonerbri says:


  2. Phelyx says:

    The sun is shit

  3. Eddie Hoyte says:

    if it could happen, I’ll gladly let go of Ramsey for Dembele…. Hell I’d even let go of Ramsey for Malcolm, I’ll let go of Ramsey for Rakitic…
    One good year in a total of 10 years is enough, let him go join Walcott

    1. Martin says:

      You really believe Ramsey has only had one good year? Last season for example he was our player of the year and is one of the best attacking midfielders in the country.

      1. Maks says:

        Ha ha ha
        I dnt care for his stats when he was playing wherever he wanted, often in a way of our attackers, bad defending, bad in keeping formation, Wenger s golden boy and when we ended up 37 points behind ManCity. Frak his “great” year!
        You are really very young or…
        …if he is so good where are the offers for him?
        you offered a lot for him playing FIFA?
        Sorry doenst count!

        1. D says:

          Why are you trying to insult someone for sticking up for a player from the team you supposedly support? Absolutely pathetic. Why do we have to have so many people like you in our fanbase? People like you are what makes our fanbase a laughing stock.

          1. ks-gunner says:

            He supports the team by telling the likes of you that Ramsey is overrated and that we can do better. lol. The claim that he was our best player last season should be a wake up call, as this proves how horrible poor we have become.

          2. Abbas says:

            Negativity not needed. Try to be nice.
            I love Rambo and want him to sign, but for the sake of the squad if he doesn’t he needs to go.

          3. Gunnerphyte says:

            I don’t think people that hate Ramsey have a proper understanding of football. Even so, logic alone should tell you how valuable he is – i mean Wenger believed in his ability, now Unai wants to build the team around him, and if the rumors is anything to go by, now barca wants him. Those factors should tell u that the guy is good.
            I checked his stats for the past 5 seasons (109 starts), the guy has 29 goals and 30 assists – thats 59 goals contributed in 109 matches in the epl alone! For a CM, thats excellent, i would keep him at any cost.

      2. Eddie Hoyte says:

        Martin Player of the season should’ve been Monreal, we all know that, and yes Ramsey has had just only one great season

        1. Ken1945 says:

          Sorry Eddie but we don’t ALL know that or even agree with that.
          Have faith in your OWN convictions, as you most certainly do NOT represent everyone.
          Maks just cannot accept that Ramsey is Emery’s golden boy now and he keeps failing to answer why both Wenger and Emery saw/see so much in the player (as is the case with Iwobi by the way) which he cannot.
          I can only think they must have a little more experience don’t you?

          1. Malch95 says:

            Maks reckons guendouzi is our best player after 2 preseason games. Ramsey is the only arsenal player that delivers when there’s pressure.

        2. ks-gunner says:

          One half good season to be more exact.

    2. Break-on-through says:

      Fans in here like to think they know more than they do but they don’t even realize when something that they say themselves ends with making little sense.
      You’ll hear a pundit, or sometimes it might just be from watching a game. Saying AFC have no fight, no guts, cowards, you’ve all heard it. Then eventually they’ll hate on a player like Ramsey, who always had more fight and guts than most of them. You’ll hear a pundit saying ..too many passes. Then you’ll see people in here talk about pass pass pass bloody pass I’m sick of it why don’t they shoot and be more direct. Then they’ll eventually hate on Ramsey, one of our most direct players, straight towards goal he’s as direct as they get. People will always move the goal posts, like how many of those complainers have you seen sticking up for someone when those pundits start talking trash about all our players.

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    Haha! So Dembele wants to move to a Europa League team that has done feck all in the league for 14 years, and nothing in Europe for 9 years, and Barcelona want an injury prone player, with poor technical ability, who doesn’t give a toss about team tactics! Okay then!

    1. Goonerboy says:

      For me, it is clear enough that this is a made up story,

      “But should Barca be willing to part with exciting French winger Dembele, they may insist on Ramsey moving the other way.”

      “But should, and then “they MAY”

      Therefore, i consider this BOLLOCKS!

      1. barryglik says:

        Arsenal want 9 mill for
        worthless Perez
        yet want Dembele cheap.
        Barca paid 105m Euro for Dembele so
        will want at least 80mill back.
        Barca would demand Ramsey plus 45mill at least.
        Ramsey has such poor technique he would be
        badly exposed in Europe and since when did British players go to Europe
        they miss their chip butties and don’t speak “foreign” languages.
        Ramsey’s only real value is in the PL and only because he is home grown.
        Can’t see either player going any where.
        Barca will keep Dembele+ get him scoring v weak teams
        then off load him back to PSG or some Chinese team for 80m.
        Ramsey can retire on a 5 year pension of 175k p/w and the captaincy.
        Just imagine all the leeks he can buy:)

        1. Break-on-through says:

          Barca overpaid because of that Neymar money, when clubs know you have extra cash around they are greedy buggers with their prices. Dembelle is a very promising player, that’s all he was, attributes that suggest he could be great in time. Mkhitaryan was playing much better stuff at that club, so too Aubameyang. Dembelle is young but he was worth nowhere near that price, that’s a price you pay for the real deal right now not possibly. Barca where too quick to spend that Neymar money, Coutinho too they were massively over charged. Coutinho at least can play good enough to fit into Barca’s style, but he’s not the world beater that his price suggests. Ramsey is similar to Rakitic so am not sure if I believe the rumour, Rakitic is another overrated player. Not saying he’s bad just saying that some Arsenal fans overestimate Rakitic’s ability while understating Ramsey’s.

          1. OzzieGunner says:


    2. Martin says:

      Ramsey is far from injury prone and is one of the best midfielders in the country with huge technical ability. Personally I think he would be a brilliant signing for Barcelona although I don’t give much credence to this deal

      1. Maks says:

        Or maybe you are just trolling?

      2. Goonerboy says:

        Ramsey is far from injury prone? Like seriously?

        Thats the ultimate reasin i want him gone, he is not dependable fitness wise
        He has some qualities that are unique, but without fitness, he cant help us in the long term as has been proven over the years

        Ramsey has achieved a lot for and with us, but he is not as important as he thinks he is.

        1. Goonerboy says:


          1. Sal says:

            ill give you my reasons goonerboy. ill start with his qualities: fantastic stamina one of the best engines in the game, great at getting forward, good at exposing the defence with his late runs in the box similar to lampard especially these past two seasons (not always as he is inconsistent), good flair, ok vison, can score goals the reason why most fans are undecided over ramsey and scores important ones!

            now the cons: inconsistent, injury prone, demanding world class wages, terrible defending just awful, anytime a player is running at him take him out of the equation he won’t be winning that ball, he’ll try his best to chase it bless his heart but whilst leaving gaps on either side of him where a simple pass will find an opposing player ( he doesn’t or hasn’t shown the ability to make himself look big by shifting sideways instead of rushing in blindly, hope im making sense!?) it’s happened alot especially last season. he doesn’t press with the team either as sometimes he loses concentration presses gets taken out of the game and chases back instead of keeping formation, alot of conceded goals happened just because of bad timing. granit gets alot of stick for his poor passing that lead to easy goals, but alot of his poor passes is beacuse we won the ball back and mr. ramsey decided to bomb forward leaving granit with a tough pass to make over the pressing attackers which will fail as it’s not an easy skill to pull off 100 of the time, granit can t dribble past a player he’s not cazorla but he can protect the ball, something that ramsey lacks as well. his teamate ramsey should know that and offer protection instead of going for glory which might happen like what 1% of the time? that’s is something that irks me in his playstyle.

            on a positive note if we press all over that system will suit his engine and i see high numbers in tackles and interception in his game, because as long as someone else makes himself look big! ramsey will be there to double team them. so to be clear he cant stop an attack but i hope he will be fantastic in supporting the DM or whomever is in that position to break the attack or slow it down.

            so if he doesn’t sign a new contract i beleive it will be his loss as he won’t have a club that plays him week in week out, if fabregas didn’t make the grade at barca do some of you really beleive ramsey would?

            sign the deal rambo as arsenal are the best thing you will ever get, or just sell him it won’t affect a top 4 finish we are looking good!!

          2. OzzieGunner says:


      3. RSH says:

        ramsey is most definitely injury prone. They aren’t injuries that put him out for a season (barring the leg break which had nothing to do with proneness). They are just injuries that put him out for at least a month every single season

  5. Yossarian says:

    Hahahahahaha… Maybe Barcelona are going to build the team around Ramsey and make him the new captain, so that Messi, Suarez, Coutinho, Busquets, Rakitic & Co. can learn from him. Hahahahahahaha…

    1. Maks says:

      YES! and there is a secret manager of Barcelona – Wenger!

  6. Innit says:

    Straight swap.

  7. Durand says:

    Yeah, sure; nod nod, wink wink. They will swap Dembele for Ramsey and £80 million, thats the catch.

    Rakitic, Busquets, Inesta, Ramsey. WHAT? Dream big, but live in the real world.

    1. Durand says:

      Guess the Sun missed the whole Chelsea interested for £30 million rumor. That’s at least believable, though still feel Chelsea will have overpaid, but shhh

  8. Paul says:

    Obviously you people know nothing about footballing talent and have just being watching ramsey with sentiments, well, he’s better than rakitic and bouquets, he’s so underrated. I give up, when you people worship ozil and xhaka, and say Ramsey and wilshere are shit……… people know nothing about football

    1. Madawa says:

      Jack was shit.. but Rambo is not good enough to ply for Barca. Joining baca or Chelsea, he will be a bench warmer. Let him go, let us build our tean in Lucas matteo

      1. Martin says:

        Ramsey is far from injury prone and is one of the best midfielders in the country with huge technical ability. Personally I think he would be a brilliant signing for Barcelona although I don’t give much credence to this deal

    2. Yossarian says:

      You mean Champion’s League and World Cup winner Sergio Busquets, and Champion’s League and World Cup runner-up Ivan Rakitic? Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wheelchair are better than them? How exactly????

      Don’t get me wrong, Ramsey has his good qualities, but he’s not on the level of winning EPL titles, let alone Champion’s League and World Cups Medals. As for Wilshere, the potential was there once, but it amounted to nothing in the end.

      1. Tatgooner says:

        ramsey singehandedly drove wales to euro 2016 semifinals though

        1. Durand says:

          Wales dude, Wales. Ozil was German player of year how many times when they played at their best? Kane led England squad too, I’d still take Aubamayang EVERYDAY.

          Led Wales, SMH. Not really rolling out world class talent, are they. Kante was MOM how many times for France, despite Greizman, Mbappe, etc. That’s impressive.

          1. Durand says:

            Almost forgot, when he did that he played more forward as a 10 did he not?

            The box to box midfielder was Allen if I’m correct. I could have my years mixed tho. Ramsey is good rotation as a 10, but very wanting as a Premier League box to box.

        2. GO says:

          And came joint assist leader above Mesut in the same tournament

      2. GO says:

        The Biggest Bullshit Ive ever read. Neither Sergio nor Rakitic won any of those trophies by themselves. Football is a team game. Some will thrive in a certain team and others wont it doesnt make any better than the other. Oxlade was inconsistent with us but he fits into Liverpool Team (Wish he stayed a year more to experience Unai, it might be a different story.). Ramsey can go into the Barcelona team and end up fitting in, thats not to say he might also not end up not fitting in, but the point is that as an individual, he is class. He has lots of positives to his game and if Barcelona Coach thinks thats what hes looking for, so be it.

  9. Dan Burcea says:

    It’s about this Aaron Ramsey?

    Must be a bad joke!

  10. KAY BOSS says:

    Guys don’t u think Chiza is Kev with a new moniker?

  11. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    just finished watching a 58 seconds clip of Torreira first day in training . man was bossing everyone like he’s been with us for a decade ….love his attitude

    1. Yossarian says:

      I’m very excited about Torreira. Absolutely delighted that we got this guy. Can’t wait to see him in action when the season starts.

  12. Neil Fitt says:

    It sounds like football fantasy doesn’t, it? But then again a new start in a new squad that’s just beat PSG 5-1,
    Dreams can become a reality! It would be great business for Arsenal!

  13. Counsel says:

    Ramsey is not for sale at any price,he scored in two finals where we won trophies and helped us to end our trophy drought.He is important for arsenal

    1. Maks says:

      Yes, for you, few people on this blog, arseblog, and Wenger.
      Play him in FIFA and start watching football games more often with someone to teach you.

      1. RSH says:

        yup, somebody has an opposing view to you when it comes to football, so obviously they only play FIFA. How about you ask them to explain why they rate ramsey instead of going straight for the lazy, unimaginative insults? This entire week you’ve been leeching onto any comment that says anything about Ramsey. It’s pathetic and you’re embarrassing yourself.

        1. ks-gunner says:

          You have done the same thing so many times when the player who was labeled the same as Ramsey was Wilshere and friends before. So dont be such a hypocrite now

          1. Break-on-through says:

            You all sounded so sure that a new manager any new manager with ambition would come in and ship the lot of them out starting with Ramsey. Sick of hearing about this alternate reality, but we got the manager so its here now and what’s our brand new shiny managers first order of business …keep the core team together and get Ramsey signed up asap. Only its Ramsey maybe having second thoughts, Unai goes out of his way to say how important he is and that he wants to build the team around him. Face it people, Ramsey has allot about his game and you denying it or harping on about a different type of player who happens to be the best in the world is proving nothing. Using trashy language, proves a few things but nothing about football.

      2. Malch95 says:

        @maks reckons guendouzi is our best player after 2 preseason friendlies , take what he says with a pinch of salt

        1. Break-on-through says:

          Don’t forget S Rowe, or should I say De Bruyne 2.0 with his first senior Arsenal goal. It’s funny, when we first signed Ramsey he was probably the same with him. That break out season, I’m certain they were prob all at it.

    2. GunnerJack says:

      So far as I’m concerned Ramsey is a legend in his own lunchtime. Thinks far too much of himself and it looks like he’s angling for a big pay rise – which would not tie in with his abilities. Real pity that Unai said early that he was important to the team and might make him captain as it seems to have gone to his head.
      After seeing Ramsey close up since then maybe he thought about it again and so came out with ‘we need 5/6 captains’, thus diluting his earlier statement.
      Either way I just wish they’d GET ON WITH IT!

  14. Arnoldhino says:

    I’d prefer to keep Ramsey if he signs…. he is better than he gets credit for on this site.

  15. John Garnham says:

    This is what happens when you miss treat one of your best players for the last 10 years. Aaron Ramsey has written his legacy at Arsenal already. You will never replace his goals from central midfield….look at Chelsea and struggling to replace the goals of Lampard. I don’t get why a lot of Arsenal fans who still morn for Wilshere when let’s be brutally honest…he messed up his career, didn’t deserve the contract he was offered at Arsenal or got at West Ham. Also Southgate was proved correct in not taking him to the World Cup. As for Ramsey he has even admitted that he never got a contract offer from Arsenal because they wanted to sort out Wilshere. It’s no surprise that one Emery came into the club that Wilshere was sent packing and Ramsey contract talks got started. These things do take time because Arsenal have wasted a lot of time in the last 18 months.

    It makes me think if we had got in a new manager at the end of the FA Cup Final against Chelsea we may have kept the OX, kept Sanchez, Ozil deal would have been agreed sooner and Ramsey would have had his contract sorted out sooner. Also Wilshere may have been forced out of the club sooner and we would have got some money for him.

  16. Nicholas says:

    I would rather maitland-niles take his position and the money we would get for Ramsey reinvested into the team in the form of a strong no nonsense cb that can command the box and add leadership and stability to a defensive line currently weaker than Audley Harrison’s chin

  17. Chooch says:

    Complete made up story. Unfortunately agree with the comment that we are the fanbase who is the biggest laughing stock in the league. Where did the class go? The comment about Ramsey having great techniqe though is shocking. Not sure you know your football Martin.

  18. Rkw says:

    Ramsey is one of the reasons we have gone steadily down hill … So whoever takes him it’s fine by me … It won’t be barca though as he is simply too average a footballer for them … But if Cardiff come in with a 25m offer we should just take it …and Barca can’t afford to give up on a 125m investment so easily … It’s all fake news to me … I would still like to see another central midfielder in the carzola mould … But tbh it’s the defence that worries … Still with wenger gone just looking forward to seeing us in action and what emery can bring to the game plan … Happy but not delusional seems the right attitude for the coming season

    1. OzzieGunner says:

      Rkw, agree about getting a midfield replacement for Santi Cazorla.

  19. YAHUZA says:


  20. Bakri says:

    That is an excellent news, as AARON RAMSEY has not signed a contract till now and only less than two weeks to go for the transfer window to ckose , Arsenal should not repeat the mistake of Sanchez and swap with Barcelona Ousmane Dembele will be an excellent deal compared to selling Ramsey to Chelsea for only £30 million. Ousmane Dembele is an outstanding talented young player and can still improve a lot and dive Arsenal 10 years of playing. Arsenal should accept the offer immediately before it is too late. It is very sad to lose Ramsey n but there is no choice.

  21. ks-gunner says:

    For what reason do Barca need Ramsey for? Clean the toilets or be the waterboy in the team or what? hahaha. This is ridiculous.

  22. JADON SPIRIT says:

    I will even allow Ramsey to go for Free, especially now that I have Gwendouzi in that position.

  23. pato says:

    he goes forward too much and leaves gaps in the middle leaving the team exposed

  24. Sean Williams says:

    Why doesn’t ‘Greedy Stan Ktoenke’ put his hand up his Billionaire jacksie and pull out 50’000’000 euros and buy Leon Bailey. Don’t we invest in the best? Why do Liverpool and City sign the top players and we buy cheapo. Why not a marquee signing? Leon Bailey skins full backs for fun and then makes and scores goals. Invest ‘Greedy Stan’.

  25. LENOhappy says:

    Ramsey to Barcelona have to be the joke of the century,barcelona will not even swap denis Suarez with Ramsey

  26. In truth, Ramsey has contributed more to Arsenal than Ozil, but at the same time he is one of the issues we have in the squad. Darting forward and scoring goals is wonderful, what happens when Ramsey dart forward and loses the ball, there is normally only one man left to cover the defence and that is Xhaka, not the quickest or best in the positional sense. So our midfield is normally cut through like a hot knife through butter. His movement is that of a 10, but would you play him over an Ozil or Mik, even Perez and Laca could be 10s.

    What has become a problem is that Emery has stated that Ramsey is important to his plans, this probably has given Ramsey’s Rep. more ammunition to get a contract which they want.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      !!!!!!!!!!@@@Our fullbacks should’ve been more aware/alert. They have a birds eye view of everyone, they should’ve been reading the games better, a break would easily be stopped/stifled with four defenders on watch and one or two CM players. It is the space out wide that hurts us most when a move breaks down. Think about it, two CB’s in the centre, at least one or two midfielders in the centre. It is the fullbacks and wingers who cause the most damage when too far forward. Its just people like their scapegoat, and when he is a talented player they love to shout it louder. If people knew how to dissect moments and games better we wouldn’t have this problem, that’s why coaches and ex players aren’t on the same page as Arsenal fans in here. The space out wide is where the most damage occurs, because the few in the centre have to close down the space.

  27. Alldwayfromafika says:

    Gosh… reading comments here I can easily say we got the worst fan base ever…half of you got the football brain of a chicken( sorry to say) but the lack of respect for one of our own is maddening…and we get annoyed when others insults our players…Ramsey isn’t world class but he is every bit as important to us…12 goals and 8 assist last season proves that….I just don’t get it at all.

  28. Ck says:

    I don’t believe this story at all… As usual just media bs. Ramsey is a decent player but miles away from being world class …in my opinion i would rather have had a fully fit Wilshire (but unfortunately that was a rarity). I think only outgoings now but will support whoever is out there on the pitch representing The Arsenal.

  29. antbadapple says:

    Ray Parlour was better than Ramsey…. but he does have his useful qualities.. like the man said earlier.. its a team game and it takes all sorts to do different things .. question is whether he will be worth the bigger contract or how much for an equivalent? Prove yrself to Emery and stay i say, respect for the longest serving player we have.

    1. Innit says:

      Ray is a legend. Scored some important goals for us.
      My favorite bench players were Parlour, Kanu and Wiltord.

      1. antbadapple says:

        John Hartson used to come off the bench and score every weekend back in the day lol 🙂
        ..But yeah, is Rambo fit to be in the same bracket as the guys you mention? i don’t know.

        Would certainly be interested in Draxler

  30. Innit says:

    A few yesrs ago we could have bought Greizmann but now he is over €100 mil
    We really need a LW/LM because both Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan can play on right.

    Wingers with more reasonable prices than Dembele that we can afford:

    Leon Bailey

  31. john says:

    If I was an arsenal coach I would sell Iwobi for 25, welbeck for 15, Perez for 10 and ospina for 15. That will 55 million in total.

    I would then buy Zaha for 40 he is a very good winger, fast, strong and very intelligent. Buy a striker that would give us a different dimension. A striker that is good in the air possibly rodom, Carroll.

    I think an addition of these two types of players could finish us in top 4 if not winning us the league.

  32. thecoon22 says:

    I dont think Rambo is a bad player… hes actually a decent distributor of the ball and makes smart runs. However he’s not a game changer nor is he of the level of Modric who I would categorize as the best CM there is in the game at the moment. Letting him go would be foolish but we still have bigger priorities when it comes to building our squad for next season…should he really not wish to sign then selling him now would be the smarter and better option then letting him leave for free next year…

    I’m a gooner who for most of last season was actually pretty uninterested in the team, I finally reached a point where I really had no more faith in Wenger’s ability.. I felt the club was going stale and I really questioned why I was even watching us struggle… Now with Unai we have a chance to become something else. It may or may not work, but I am ready to accept that the new manager wants to change things and build a team in his vision. If he decides to let Rambo go, I would be sad but I’d also be excited as it means we really are moving on from the Wenger era.

    1. antbadapple says:

      I think many of us long time fans felt and feel exactly the same.. i luckily got a new girlfriend last year so was happily distracted from what was becoming a frustrating drain on my love for Arsenal! … But now its back and i’m excited to see what the future brings.

  33. Ak47 says:

    Ramsey is not entirely a bad player but at this point no player should hold on Ransome if he doesn’t want to sign he can leave he need loyalty not selfishness

  34. Aussie Jack says:

    Funny how we tend to put players into a finance bracket, at least I do, and in that vein I`ve never seen Ramsey in the mega bracket so it would never upset me to see him sold. Having said that I don`t see Ozil in that bracket either. Emery seems to be suggesting to me that you don`t have to break the bank to get a decent team but you do need to pay all a very attractive wage and keep a close eye on the greedy ones.

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