Arsenal urged to keep hold of Aaron Ramsey

The player has been linked with a summer exit

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. He has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United this summer.

Premier League giants new manager Unai Emery even insisted the he sees the Wales International remains 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 also claimed that he wants to work under the Spaniard in the upcoming season but the English side wants to decide his future first, as they don’t want another Alexis Sanchez situation.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has urged the club to keep hold of Ramsey as they need British players.

He told bwin: It’s very important that Arsenal keep Aaron Ramsey, especially after already losing Jack Wilshere this summer. Arsenal need British players at the club after losing the likes of Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain in recent times.

“Ramsey would start every week and he’s well suited to a deeper midfield role next to [Lucas] Torreira, who can provide the platform for Ramsey to join attacks late in a similar style to Frank Lampard.

“Ramsey has good composure in front of goal and has a habit of performing in big games.”

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