Aaron Ramsey contract situation: The Welsh midfielder has finally spoken about the failed talks for a new contract with Arsenal.
Arsenal has been in sublime form this season. After losing the two opening Premier League games to Man City and Chelsea, the Gunners are yet to drop points in the league. Unai Emery’s side currently sits at 4th in the league, with only two points behind league leaders Manchester City.
The Gunners are also on a nine-match winning streak in all competitions, which include a win in their first round of Carabao Cup over lower-league side Brentford, and two Europa League group matches.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have found their goal-scoring boots, as both scored a brace in their last match against Fulham this weekend. Arsenal thumped the newly-promoted side 5-1 at Craven Cottage to take a lead over Tottenham in the table.
However, Arsenal faces a situation similar to the one it faced in the January transfer window this year. The Gunners parted ways with contract-rebel Alexis Sanchez in a swap deal with Manchester United, which saw the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. This time, it’s Aaron Ramsey, whose talks of a new contract with Arsenal have broken down.
Ramsey has now broken silence on the issue.
Aaron Ramsey contract situation:
The Arsenal midfielder spoke about his contract situation for the first time since the news about the failed contract talks between him and Arsenal came out. Ramsey insisted that he was under the impression that he would sign a new deal with the club.
Arsenal withdrew their contract offer after not hearing back from Ramsey’s representatives. They are refusing to be strung along. This has sparked a response from Ramsey camp however and dialogue has started again. Still could sign.
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“Everything has been going great with the club – we thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case,” said Ramsey.
“So I just have to carry on playing my football and do my best for Arsenal this season and I’ll leave the rest with the club now.
Aaron Ramsey on the withdrawn contract offer from Arsenal: “We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal, but that is no longer the case.” pic.twitter.com/GKystBlOZn
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“Am I disappointed? That’s a decision that they have made and things happen in football and you just have to get on with it and carry on playing the best I can. That’s all I am concentrating on and giving my best for Arsenal.”
Ramsey, however, confirmed that he would not make a January move to a different club.
Aaron Ramsey plans to stay at Arsenal this season and not make a cut-price January move after the collapse of contract talks. (Source: SkySports) pic.twitter.com/kNl1vjY9af
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“Would I stay for the rest of the season? Of course, yeah,” said Ramsey. “I am contracted to Arsenal and I am going to do my best now this season to try and achieve something special,” he added.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery had earlier said that his contract situation won’t impact Ramsey’s performances on the field, and that the midfielder would continue to remain a vital part of the Arsenal line-up.
Ramsey is currently with Wales national team.