Arsenal’s new head of football Raul Sanllehi came in to replace Ivan Gazidis and immediately pulled Aaron Ramsey’s contract off the table, and has promised a get tough attitude with any contract rebels in the future. He told the Telegraph: “In general, I do believe that a player’s contract should never go to the last year, as a policy,”
“But I don’t think I am inventing the wheel. Anybody could agree on that. Normally, the contracts of the players are for five years. You need to have a clear idea of what you want to do with that player when he is in the third year, at the latest.”
“We don’t take decisions overnight, on a quick reflection. We really go through not only a long period of thinking but also a lot of people are involved. People in which we have a high trust. In general I would like to make that point clear. There are no decisions that are left to the last minute. When we reach a decision, it is for a reason.”
So it is obvious that this get tough policy is going to continue for many years, and it must now be obvious that Ramsey will not get another Chance. He had an offer on the table when Wenger was manager, and Gazidis kept it there until he left for AC Milan, so he had ample chance to sign it over the last year at least. He has only himself to blame as far as I’m concerned.