Emery sends Arsenal warning to Premier League rivals with Man United keen to sign Ramsey
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is confident the uncertainty surrounding Manchester United target Aaron Ramsey’s future will not affect his form in the Premier League.
As many Arsenal fans now know, Ramsey is out of contract at the end of the season and is heavily tipped to leave the club after reports emerged which claimed the Gunners have stopped all negotiations over a new contract have stopped.
It is believed Ramsey wants a deal close to £350,000-a-week, which is what Mesut Ozil is currently on, and Arsenal are only prepared to offer around £220,000-a-week.
That has led to speculation that United have joined Chelsea in the chase to try and sign Ramsey either in the January transfer window for a small fee, or for nothing at the end of the season when the Welshman’s contract expires.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Watford, Emery said: “I don’t think the situation will affect his performances. I just want to give him and the players the most stability so that they can be focused only on the games.
“I spoke about this situation in the pre-season and now it is the same. I have known and I’m going to know this same situation again because the football career for a player is very short.
“They are professionals for 10, 12 or 15 years but not more and they need to take the best performance and also work very hard in these years for their future and their family’s future.”
Here is what we think on Arsenal’s decision on Ramsey.
Ramsey is looking for one big deal as he comes towards the backend of his career, but it seems that greed has got the better of him and now will have to settled for the best deal he can come the end of the season.
He is a top player and will be missed by Arsenal, but he is too slow and not athletic enough to play the kind of football Emery wants, so it was probably a easy decision to stop all talks.