Unai Emery gives verdict on Aaron Ramsey's contract situation

The midfielder has only one year left on his contract

Unai Emery was appointed as the new Arsenal manager after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 17 years. He has been charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.

The Spaniard has already completed 5 summer signings, reinforcing the weak areas which needed strengthening ahead of the upcoming season.

Gunners prioritized bolstering their midfield as Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere were released by the club as a free agent after their contracts expired at the end of the season. They have completed the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria and Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient.

Former PSG boss is close to finalizing his midfield for the upcoming season. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka have already signed new long term contract extensions. But he has to address another important important situation as Aaron Ramsey yet to sign a new contract.

The Wales International joined the English side from Cardiff for a reported fee of £4.8 million in 2008. He has been a mainstay in the team since joining them, scoring 58 goals in 327 appearances in all competitions.

The 27 year old is about to enter the final year of his contract and has yet to commit himself to a long term agreement. Talks have been going on with his representative’s for the past few months that have yet to result in agreement.

Though the midfielder has claimed that he can’t wait to work under new manager in the upcoming season, suggesting he could stay this summer. But the club doesn’t want another Alexis Sanchez situation.

Emery claims that he has impressed enough with the Welsh star and wants him to stay. He insisted Ramsey remains a key part of his plans going forward and is hoping the club offers him a new contract.

“I am very happy with him,” he said as quoted by The Guardian. “Every training is with the ambition I want, working with quality and the competitive spirit I want. I want to work with him. His future is a question for the player and club. I said to Ivan, Raul and Sven [Gazidis, Sanllehi and Mislintat, the collective dealing with contracts and transfers] he’s an important player for me.”