There was an article earlier on JustArsenal saying that Aaron Ramsey was a mercenary for refusing to sign his new contract and holding the club to ransom by entering the last year of his current deal, especially as the Gunners have stuck by the Welshman during all his injury problems over the last ten years.
But the Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes that Ramsey will sign, but he is quite within his rights to try and get the best deal possible for him and his family. Parlour said: “It’s happened on a lot of occasions with a lot of players,”
“The new structure is totally different this is the first season where the manager is not the manager, he’s a head coach.
“Above them you’ve got the people who deal with contracts, people buying players so the club has changed and all the representatives are doing is trying to get the best deal for their client.
“It’s like any walk of life. If you’re working for someone you’re trying to get them the best deal.
“It’s like the transfer window. When you say, ‘We want £50m for this player’ and they’re going to offer £30m but it ends up £40m.
“Unless Aaron says, ‘Look I’m going to go elsewhere’. This is his last big contract and his representative knows that. This is his last big pay day.
“When you get to 28, 29 you’re signing a three-year contract and when you’re 32 you’re not getting this sort of contract.
“He knows this has got to be right for him. Good luck to him with whatever he wants to do but I hope he stays because he’s a very important player.
“He’s been there a long time, he does love the club, he does his best he can for the club and he scores some vital goals in cup competitions.
“Let’s hope they can get an agreement and I’m sure Arsenal don’t want to lose Aaron so I’m sure there will be an agreement along the way.”
We have been through this before, with Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil, to name two that did finally sign, but there have been others that had no intention of signing, like Mathieu Flamini and Alexis Sanchez, but how will we know which camp Ramsey is in until January?