Ramsey looking to run down current Arsenal contract


The Welsh international will look to play out his contract rather than head back to the negotiation table after being left disappointed by the club.

The Arsenal midfielder is prepared to run down the last year of his current Arsenal deal and leave when the season is over claiming he thought an extension at the club had been agreed at one point.

Ramsey who has been at the Emirates since joining from Cardiff City in 2008 is in the final year of his current deal at the club and after discussing terms with the club, the star believed an extension had been agreed which now seems to not be the case.

The Wales international has now issued an update on his future saying he would remain at the Emirates till the summer when he would be a free agent.

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Former Arsenal teammates Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere also found themselves in similar circumstances last season and while the Chilean left for Manchester United during the winter transfer window, Wilshere decided to play out his Gunners deal before departing for West Ham this summer.

Ramsey came off the bench to score a brilliant finish in Arsenal’s 5-1 win over Fulham in the weekend and when quizzed by reporters if he would stay till the end of the season, he responded:

“Would I stay for the rest of the season? Of course, yeah.

“I am contracted to Arsenal and I am going to do my best now this season to try and achieve something special.”

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Mesut Ozil also found himself playing the final months of his former Arsenal deal last term and amid concerns over his future with the Gunners, the German playmaker renewed his deal making him the highest paid player in the club’s history.

Ramsey has admitted that he thought that an extension had been agreed after holding contract talks with the club but after realising he was living under an illusion, he is willing to simply walk away from the Emirates in the summer for free.

He added: “Everything has been going great with the club – we thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case.

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“So, I just have to carry on playing my football and do my best for Arsenal this season and I’ll leave the rest with the club now.

“Am I disappointed? That’s a decision that they have made and things happen in football and you just have to get on with it and carry on playing the best I can. That’s all I am concentrating on and giving my best for Arsenal.”

Ramsey continues to be an important part of Unai Emery’s revolution at Arsenal starting six league games and appearing from the bench in the other two.