Arsenal have offered a long-term deal to Aaron Ramsey as they look to retain the services of the Welsh international for the long-run. According to recent reports, the Gunners have offered a new five-year contract to their Welsh midfielder following the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new manager last month.
It is believed that the Spanish boss intends to keep hold of Ramsey’s services and build a team around the player at the Emirates Stadium. Some sources are now claiming that the North London outfit are eager to sign him up on a long-term contract as his existing deal is set to run out in the summer of 2019. It is expected that the Gunners will look to sell him this summer if they fail to agree on terms with the player rather than risk losing him for free next year.
Ramsey has been one of Arsenal’s standout players over the last few years after initially struggling to feature regularly for his team due to injuries. Emery is desperate not to go through the same situation which haunted the Gunners in the past when both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’s contract were set to run down which ultimately saw the Chilean make a switch to Manchester United while the German ended up penning a big-money deal at the Emirates Stadium.
The London giants were able to secure a disappointing 6th placed finish in the English top tier which will see them miss out on UEFA Champions League football for at least another season. Hence, the new Arsenal boss intends to make some clever additions to his squad during this ongoing transfer window so that his team is capable enough to challenge for a top 4 spot next term.
Retaining some of their top players like Ramsey could go a long way in helping them challenge for some major silverware in the coming years. The fact that Emery is prepared to build a team around the Welshman shows how much faith the club has on the player. It will be a lucrative option for the 27-year-old as he can now concentrate on playing football on a weekly basis and help the Gunners achieve success in the new few seasons.
Ramsay had made 32 appearances under Arsene Wenger last season, scoring 11 goals while creating 12 assists across all competitions. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of the Welsh talent and whether he ends up committing his long-term future to the Gunners.