Aaron Ramsey’s future at Arsenal is still uncertain. The Welshman is in the final year of his current Arsenal contract and there is no guarantee the midfielder will re-sign. Despite the growing uncertainty surrounding Ramsey, ESPN reported that manager Unai Emery is confident he will stay at the club.
Will Aaron Ramsey re-sign with Arsenal?
Arsenal and Ramsey kicked off their preseason with a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in Singapore. The teams did play a penalty shootout with Atletico coming out on top. Ramsey wore the captain’s armband for the fixture and it is believed Emery may name him as one of Arsenal’s captains this term.
It was reported on Wednesday that Ramsey was still working on a new contract agreement with the club. Despite being out of contract next summer, Ramsey did say he would give 100 percent to the Gunners this year.
Emery spoke about Ramsey’s future at Arsenal in his post-match press conference on Thursday. Although a deal hasn’t been reached, the manager believes one could be finalised soon.
“I think Aaron is an important player for us,” Emery said. “The contract is one thing for the club and then one thing for the player.
“I want him to stay with us, to work with us, to give the team big performances with his quality. I think he’s going to stay here with us.”
Emery also addressed Ramsey possibly being the club’s next captain.
“This is not yet official, this decision,” Emery said. “I said to you I want five captains in the team, then the numbers we are going to give to them, the first, the second, third, four and five. But Aaron has the condition to be one of the captains.”
One report released on Thursday states Ramsey’s future could lie in Italy. It is claimed Lazio want the midfielder to join them this summer.
Ramsey discussed his current situation with Sky Sports recently and made it known Emery wants him to remain at the Emirates.
“We’ll see what happens, but my agent and the club are talking,” Ramsey said. “I’m not sure exactly what it hinges on, I’m just leaving it to them to discuss and to figure it out but we are yet to come to an agreement.”