It has all but been confirmed that Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal will be parting ways next year, with the only question being whether it will be in January or July. But obviously the biggest question on everyone’s lips will be where he is going to end up where he leaves.
Ramsey’s fellow countryman, Craig Bellemy, is certain that he’s leaving, and thinks that he wants to go to a much bigger club. “I think they’ve lost him already – I think he’s gone,” Bellamy said.
“Come January or the summer, he’ll be going somewhere else. Four or five years ago, every club wanted him – Manchester City, Barcelona. I think it’s time for him to move on. He’s become conscious of some players that have stayed too long at Arsenal and not got the best out of their ability. He’s a tremendous footballer that has had injuries.
“Unai Emery will be a good manager for him but he needs a change. He’ll have a better chance of going to those top-end clubs if he’s on a free transfer.”
But would he really go to a “top-end” club like Man City or Barcelona and actually get a game? I can understand that they may sign him for free, but is he good enough to become a regular starter at either of those clubs? Or would he just be happy to sit on the bench at a much higher wage?