What you doing Unai? Gunners legend tells Emery Ozil should be sold not Ramsey
Gunners legend Ray Parlour says he would rather see German midfielder Mesut Ozil leave Arsenal than Aaron Ramsey.
It is no secret that Ramsey is leaving the club at the end of the season after ten years as an Arsenal player and over 350 appearances for the club, after failing to agree terms on a new contract which would see him finish his days at the Emirates.
Ramsey came off the bench to help Unai Emery’s team defeat north London rivals Tottenham 4-2 on Sunday in a game which proved they are serious Premier League title contenders, while £350,000-a-week midfielder Ozil was once again missing with an injury.
And after seeing Ramsey put in another good performance for the side, parlour has told Emery he is letting the wrong player leave the club, telling the TalkSport website: ‘My personal decision would be that I’d rather keep Ramsey than Ozil.
‘I think Aaron brings a little bit more to the team. ‘Mesut Ozil is a great player, I’m not doubting that, but you can leave him out.
‘We didn’t miss him yesterday, whereas I thought Ramsey made an impact in the second half.
‘Aaron has been there a long time, he’s been there for ten years, so you’ve got to look that as well.
‘Some players would sulk and say,
“I’m leaving at the end of the season, so it doesn’t really matter”, but his attitude has been spot on.
‘He knows he’s leaving at the end of the season, but he was brilliant in mid-week in the Europa League. I would rather have Aaron Ramsey.’
Should Arsenal try and secure the services of Ramsey?
On his day, Ozil can be one of the best players in world football and one of the most creative players in the Premier League, but the problem is that he fails to keep up the consistent performances and always gets injured around this time of the season.
And although Ramsey wants a big wage, letting him leave for nothing at the end of the season is a huge mistake as he offers the Gunners something different to what they already have at the Emirates.
But would fans prefer Ozil leaves over Ramsey?