A clinical performance on the pitch by Aaron Ramsey might have just got sweeter for him as Arsenal look to offer the Welshman a new long-term contract.
Aaron Ramsey’s brace in the 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow has put Arsenal in pole position to make it to the Europa League semi-final.
Ramsey’s current deal expires in the summer of 2019 and he is hoping for a significant rise on his current £110,000-a-week salary.
The Gunners shattered their wage structure to keep Mesut Ozil at the club, while they also invested heavily in January signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
However, despite being promised a significant pay raise, Ramsey hasn’t spoken anything on his commitment with the Gunners.
Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring the former Cardiff midfielder’s situation but Wenger insists Ramsey is likely to remain in north London, at least in the short term.
‘We are communicating,” Wenger said.
‘Yes, I’m confident, he’s not at the end of his contract, he has one and a half years to go. From my side it is clear, but you always have to find an agreement.”
‘We want him to stay. He’s one of these guys who has been here for a long time. He will be an important player in the future of this club.”
‘I don’t want to convince a player (to sign an extension).
‘I want the player to be happy to play for the club. Having players who want to play for the club is the way we want to play football and is in the values we feel are important to us.
‘With the right amount of money we want to pay, all these things have to come together.’