Arsenal ace wants his teammate to stay at the club

The player has been heavily linked with a summer exit

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Aaron Ramsey joined Arsenal from Cardiff for a reported fee of £4.8 million in 2008. He has been a mainstay in the midfield since joining them, scoring 58 goals in 327 appearances in all competitions.

The 27 year old was a regular last season for the Gunners, scoring 12 goals and assisting 9 in 36 appearances in all competitions. But the club finished sixth in the Premier League and will miss the Champions League in the upcoming season.

The Welsh midfielder has entered the final year of his contract and yet to commit himself to a long term agreement. Talks have been going on with his representative for a 4 or 5 year contract over the past few months that have yet to result in agreement.

His future at the club following Arsene Wenger’s departure has been widely speculated on and has been linked with a summer move.

Premier League giants new manager Unai Emery insisted the he sees the Wales International as a key part of his future plans and has urged the club to offer him a new contract. But also admitted the decision solely depends on the club.

The player even admitted earlier last week he is uncertain about his contract, with his agent locked in negotiations over a new deal.

Ramsey’s teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan believes he could be vital component under Emery and wants him to stay at the club.

‘His work rate is very, very high and everyone appreciates what he does on the pitch and off it, because he’s a true professional,” Mkhitaryan said as quoted by Metro.

‘Of course it’s very easy to play next to him because he tries to be everywhere to help the team – to score goals, to assist, to tackle, recover balls – and that’s why I’m going to be very happy if he stays at the club.

‘I think he’s been with the club for 10 years already and it seems that he became a symbol for this club. I will be very happy for him if he signs a new contract because he’s in the history of Arsenal already and I hope he can become a legend for Arsenal after a few more years.’

Read Also: Lacazette urges Arsenal to keep Ramsey

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