Former Arsenal star reveals why Aaron Ramsey isn't committing to a new contract

The midfielder has entered the final year of his current deal 

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 this season.

The Welsh midfielder has entered the final of 12 months of his current deal and yet to commit himself to a long term agreement. Talks have been going on with his representative for a new contract over the past few months that have yet to result in agreement.

Premier League giants new manager Unai Emery even insisted before the start of the current campaign 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.

However, the player has featured in all the club’s Premier League fixtures so far this season. The London Outfit lost their opening 2 games against Manchester City and Chelsea but won their next 2 against West Ham United and Cardiff City.

Former Arsenal star Nigel Winterburn claims Ramsey isn’t signing a new contract because he wants to see where the club finish this season.

He told as quoted by Sportingbet: “I think Ramsey isn’t committing to a new Arsenal contract because he wants to see where they finish this season.

“With a new manager coming in, there’s a lot of uncertainty around the club and I would probably do the same.

“I think Ramsey loves the club, but he is looking around the dressing room and he isn’t convinced this group of players can qualify for major honours in the near future.

“Ramsey will want to find out Emery’s plans for him and the signings he is looking to make before he decides if Arsenal can match his ambitions.

“The conundrum for Arsenal is that Ramsey will be looking at the money on the table and thinking it is short of what he should be earning and could be earning elsewhere.

“Ramsey will be looking at what the players around him are being paid and he will want to be on a level playing field with the top performers at the club.

“Ramsey is perfectly entitled to ask for a wage he feels reflects his ability.

“If he is playing well regularly then he deserves to demand a salary on par with Ozil.”

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