Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is believed to be close to signing a new deal with Arsenal FC this week, following weeks of doubt about the star’s future at the Emirates.
A number of rivals including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with his signature this summer, as well as Spanish giants Barcelona, but he finally appears ready to put pen to paper to cement his future in North London.
Ramsey was the club’s Player of the Season last term, and will be a huge boost to our chances this season as we look to regain our place in the top four and in the Champions League, after two seasons outside the competition.
The Welshman is currently into the final 12 months of his current deal, but is expected to sign a new long-term deal with much improved terms, with talk of him becoming our highest earner, and possible talk of him being given the captain’s armband for the upcoming campaign also.
New manager Unai Emery admitted his intention to keep the 27 year-old when joining the club last month, although he didn’t appear confident that would be the case, and he will certainly be happy to know he will have the best player of last season with the squad until the winter at least.
Lucas Torreira could well pose a challenge to his starting spot at the base of the midfield this term, but his appearance in the side could also allow Ramsey to play in a more advanced role, which I can’t say I am against.
Would you like to see Ramsey cement his place in the side at the base of the midfield or could he be more useful in a more advanced role? Is this the most important business of the current window?