Arsenal Boss Confident Midfielder Will Extend Emirates Stay


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Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal will reach an agreement with Aaron Ramsey to extend his stay at the Emirates reports the Daily Mail.

The Welshman’s current £110,000 per week deal ends in 2019 and having seen the club flustered in other negotiations, Wenger believes the new dynamic in the Arsenal hierarchy will see a swift resolution to talks.

Ramsey continues to add value to an Arsenal side which has floundered in the Premier League. However, in the Europa League, the Gunners are going from strength to strength with Ramsey scoring twice in the 4 – 1 thrashing of CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final first leg.

A decade ago, the Wales international rejected Manchester United and joined Arsenal instead. The Old Trafford outfit were left with egg on their faces when Ramsey made his choice having previously announced the deal on their website.

Wenger has kept faith with Ramsey after a series of injuries threatened to derail his career. The 27-year-old came back into the Arsenal line-up stronger for those trials and knows his value to the XI increases on a weekly basis.

With Jack Wilshere, 26, set to leave the club in the summer, Ramsey’s position is stronger than ever. Mesut Ozil’s £350,000 weekly deal makes him the top earner at the club by some distance, topping even Wenger’s £230,000 per week.

Ramsey will feel he is in the next tranche of players – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhirtaryan – whose weekly wage is in the region of £200,000.

Wenger said after the win over CSKA: “The players who want to stay here play for the club with the way we want to play football, and with the values we think are important for us, and with the right amount of money we want to pay them. All the three have to be together. [Ramsey]’s an important player for me and for the club.”