Should Arsenal give Aaron Ramsey a massive pay rise or let him go?

Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are Arsenal’s only survivors of the famous British Core that all signed five years ago, and were lauded as the future of Arsenal and the England team. But right now Jack Wilshere’s contract runs out at the end of this season, and Ramsey’s 12 months later.

All the rumours are reporting that Wilshere has been offered a new deal on reduced wages but with performance bonuses, and despite all the rhetoric from him and Wenger it looks like they are no closer to any agreement with time running out.

Arsenal are very keen for Ramsey to agree a new extension before the end of the season or risk having another Ozil/Alexis situation on their hands, but there is a report today that the Welshman and his agent are willing to risk running down the contract next season, and holding the club to ransom to give him a massive increase on his current £110,000 a week or allow him to negotiate with other clubs next January.

Aaron now has more than 300 appearances for the club, but in his 7 years as a first team regular he has only averaged around 27 League games per season due to ongoing injury problems. Wenger has always kept faith in him no matter what, just as he did with Wilshere, but the fans have often lost patience with the Welshman because of his lack of confidence in front of goal and his average shows just 6 League goals per season.

But maybe he has now got over that as he has scored 6 goals already this season (helped by his first ever hat-trick against Everton in his last match) but he immediately went out injured again until (hopefully) returning for the Cup Final tomorrow.

So should Arsenal still give him a massive rise to persuade him to stay? Or risk losing him on a free transfer next summer?



  1. Phil says:

    Let him go -next Topic please

    1. Shortboygooner says:

      Agreed. He is over paid as it is. He is not a bad player but there is better midfielders out there

    2. Kenny Rolfe says:

      Agree with you Phil

    3. Nothing changed says:


  2. AndersS says:

    He is a decent sales prospect to raise money for players that could strengthen our team.
    Sell if possible, and no pay rise if not.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Agree, Arsenal can replace Wilshere and Ramsey with better players. Liverpool have already strengthen their midfield with Naby Keita and Salah, why can’t Arsenal find high quality players like them?

      Both Wilshere and Ramsey cannot play effectively as DM, and there are better box-to-box midfielders available. Such as Denis Suarez, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Jean Seri, etc

  3. McLov says:

    With the current wages thrown, 120k at max, 4 year contract.

    He is totally expendable, but has been loyal. Thats why a smallsmall increase.

  4. Durand says:

    Let him go to Barca like he’s always wanted. Dude is a legend in his own mind.
    Coddled, injury prone as wet paper, and discipline of toddler.
    I’d pay him to leave. So many better players, in premier league at that

  5. Carlos Da Silva says:

    can people help me build the arsenal crest on located at -4094,2867
    using the photo

    1. Break-on-through says:

      The JA admin might be able to help you if you ask. Also, the guy in the comments section who is always offering to print WOB signs might help, @Arseovertit.

  6. Break-on-through says:

    I don’t think Ramsey is at all like the character of Ozil or Alexis. He’s obv not worth the wage they are but he could do what Ozil has done by giving a greater account of himself while letting the time run down. But he’s not that type, he and Wilshere love Arsenal no matter what else anyone believes. This is papers trying to bill Ramsey up as something he’s not and then have fans rubbish his merits.

    1. Ken 1945 says:

      If we carry on selling our players, we will only have the eleven left that were such a disaster on Thursday.
      All the different names that are banded about does make me ask these questions.
      Firstly, does the player want to play for the Arsenal?
      Secondly, does his current club want to sell him and at what cost?
      Thirdly, what kind of salary would we have to pay him and what contract terms would apply?
      With both players, I believe, the answer to point one is Yes.
      The answer to point two is No, as he is not on the transfer list.
      The answer to point three is “the going rate for an international player”.
      If rumours are correct, then we must assume that both players are of top quality.
      Why? If clubs like Barcelona, Manure etc show interest there must be a reason.
      I believe our stance with Jack, salary plus bonuses for games played is correct.
      I can only give you the example of RVP and what that cost the club to get one good season from him.
      I believe Aaron is committed to the club and could one day become our captain.
      Finally, one of the critisicms of Wenger has been his selling of players while not replacing them. If these two players are to go, shouldn’t we have their replacements signed up before that happens?

      1. Phil says:

        Agree to a certain point point Ken but ( thankfully and at long last) we now have a new recruitment team in place that will no doubt take complete control of the Clubs Transfer dealings.Wengers mis-handling of contracts and recruitment have rightly been criticised and The Board have acted to remove him of this responsibility.
        Ramsey will have looked at the Contract Ozil negotiated and will be aware of Aubameyangs income and will try to get the most he could from the club.Under Wengers control he would have got what he wanted.Under the new Recruitment Team’s he will not find himself in the driving seat at his Agent will not be able to hold the club to ransom.
        Player options will being targeted now with priority on CD and CDM but all areas will be scrutinised.Ramsey and Wilshere are not irreplaceable at any cost.Sven M and Raul will completely change the whole structure of recruitment and if these players are too demanding they will not be Arsenal players next season

        1. Ken 1945 says:

          Afternoon Phil,
          I also think the new recruitment team is an excellent move, but they must be held accountable for all transfers in and those positions not filled.
          What I mean by that is during the transfer window (a good one for us I think) they were the ones who did not buy the DM and CDM. So let’s not keep blaming others for that.
          I also believe that Ozil DID get what he wanted in the end, despite what you say about players not being able to get what they would have done under Wenger. By the way, in todays mad footballing world of wages, I would have given Ozil the deal as well!!
          If you then take your theory a step further when applying players demands, are you not bringing back the Wenger style of a salary based equality across the board? That was wrong then and it would also mean that top players would not sign for us.
          Imagine saying to Messi (just an example) we would love you to join us, but we have a salary cap, so you can’t.
          Again, I think that the new team is a great step forward, but they will find it harder than youthink in my opinion.
          Phil, one of the craziest decisions this club ever made was getting rid of David Dein. he was another Mr. Arsenal and took all the pressure away from Arsene regarding transfers.
          This then led to the accusation of Wenger wanting complete control. But who else was there when Dein left to do the transfer activity?
          Has Wenger made a mess of this? In some cases most certainly, he has bought some serious rubbish.
          But Phil, he has also bought in world class players, that’s how I see it anyway.
          Thursday night was one of the worst in our clubs history wasn’t it?
          Still cannot come to terms with the fact we actually LOST at home like that.

          1. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

            Phil and Ken, well put discussion on transfers/contract negotiations. I cannot agree more with the negative impact of the loss of David Dein.

  7. John Ibrahim says:

    many agree with releasing ramsay and wilshere as if homegrown rule doesnt exist

  8. Break-on-through says:

    I just seen a picture of Ozil Wilshere and Wenger on the training ground. They had scarves covering half their face and wool gloves on. The sun was out, might be cold but if you are not warm from training well then what use are ya. Pampered, even thee Englishman all snuggled up. This is a good example of our softness, and they aren’t even in the north of England. They should have no wool hat, no wool gloves, no wool socks, no wool scarves, and be sweating their balls off.

    1. Ken 1945 says:

      Yeah right!!
      Do you expect to see a picture of City players doing what you suggest less than 24 hours before a final.
      I can just imagine your response if one of our players got injured?
      It’s got to the stage now, where this football club can do nothing right.
      When the day comes and all your wishes are granted, I shall expect nothing less than absolute perfection.
      It should be so easy from what you say, so let the games begin: owner out, board out, manager out, players out never mind the costs, availability etc just don’t wear gloves and scarves.
      I really have missed out on what supporting a club really means.

  9. arsenal#7 says:

    Sell him now at decent price.
    Many others MF out there with better skill set / tactical awareness and discipline
    For less we could have had Waynama / Lemina / Meyer

  10. Innit says:

    Yep. We saw how well a massive pay rise worked for Theo ???

    Seriously, he is a decent player and would love him to stay to warm the bench but we need a better central midfielder than him.
    Give him a small rise, if he doesn’t like it, SELL him.

    1. Rkw says:

      Agree … except for the rise … offer him 10 per cent less and see what the opportunity cost is …my guess would be a starter at Newcastle or watford

  11. Ramo says:

    You all talk nonsense where do you think ramsey injuries stem from? He never had these issues before joining. Arsenal this all stems from his leg break against stoke. I personally think that he should leave whatever pay rise he is offered

  12. Adega Olatunji says:

    I can’t just stop laughing, Arsen Wenger course us all these mess. Ramsey will not make second team of man city, Tottenham or Chelsea, now super Star at arsenal. I was watching arsenal match on Thursday I didn’t know when I such to telemudo. Now I prefer to watch old arsenal matches like in the time of Henry and Vieira than to watch arsenal live match because the matches now a days are so boring

    1. Phil says:

      Yeah mate but not as BORING as YOU

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