Arsenal head coach Unai Emery was asked why midfielder Aaron Ramsey hasn’t signed a new contract at the club this summer (via Arsenal.com).
A lot has changed at Arsenal in recent months but it appears that the club is still struggling to tie down some players to new contracts.
The likes of Danny Welbeck and Petr Cech are out of contract in twelve months but the biggest concern is Aaron Ramsey whose deal is set to expire in a years’ time too.
The Welshman has been at the club for over ten years and scored 12 goals and assisted another nine in his 32 appearances for the club in Europe and the Premier League.
There had been hopes that the 27-year-old would sign a new deal for the Gunners this summer and in his first pre-match press conference, head coach Unai Emery was asked why he has not.
“This is one question for the player and for the club,” Emery told the press.
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“In my opinion, I’ve said to Ivan, Raul and Sven that I think he’s an important player for me.”
Emery was then asked how Ramsey was performing in training amid the doubts over his long-term future.
“I’m very happy with him,” the former Paris Saint-Germain boss went on.
“For me, every day, every training session, he has the ambition I want. He’s working with a quality, the type of ability that I want. I want to work with him.”
It’s important that Arsenal can tie Aaron Ramsey down to a long-term contract. The Welshman showed his importance to the team last season and that will only increase as he enters the prime of his career.