Aaron Ramsey will be entering the last year of his Arsenal contract in about 10 weeks time, and according to the Welsh international there has been no progress at all, and the Gunners risk losing out on our highest-scoring outfield player in the current squad if a deal isn’t agreed before the summer transfer window.
Ramsey has been at Arsenal for ten years now, and after recovering from the awful double leg-break caused by Ryan Shawcross in 2010 he fought his way back to fitness and when fit he is always in contention for a starting spot. Admittedly he rarely is fit enough to play more than two thirds of any given season, but isn’t that why a club like Arsenal have such big squads.
In my younger days if an Arsenal player scored in a Cup Final he would be classed as a hero, but Ramsey has gone even further, winning three FA cups with the team and scoring the winning goal in two of them. Surely that should be enough to make him into a legend!
The fact is that if we can persuade Aaron to sign one more contract, it should be enough for him to finish his career at Arsenal and make him one of our longest serving players of all time. Now aged 27 he should be approaching his prime, and he certainly seems to be much improved and more confident this season now he has been given more freedom to attack with the gusto and flair that he has always possessed, but never quite had the confidence to use to the best of his ability.
We may have to offer the Welshman a wage of around £200,000 a week for him to stay, but surely that would work out cheaper than trying to buy a player of equivalent skill to replace him in today’s market.
I think it is a no-brainer to give him a new top contract if it means he will stay with us until he retires and becomes an Arsenal legend. Do you agree?