Unai Emery unsure on Arsenal's ace future

The Spaniard is focused on the Gunners Premier League preparations

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, with Barcelona and chelsea interested in him.

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.

Emery once again insisted that he is unsure on Ramsey’s future as he is currently focusing on Premier League preparations. However, the Spaniard revealed that he wants him to stay at the club beyond this summer.

Asked about the contract situation following Arsenal’s 6-5 penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday, former PSG boss told reporters as quoted by Goal: “I don’t know. That is one question for the club and for the player.

“I am very concentrated. I am focused. My focus is thinking every day for training, the player, for the match against Lazio on Saturday and then Manchester City [first Premier League game of the season].

“The contract is one question for the club and for the player.”

Emery added: “One question for the club and for the player. Our opinion, my opinion is clear, I want him to be with us. But it is one question for continuing speaking the player and the club.

“My opinion is he’s professional. He’s a player I want in this team.”

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