Arsenal recently managed to bind Mesut Özil longer after months of rumours, but the German was not the only player of the Gunners with a short-term commitment. Aaron Ramsey is, if he does not add anything in the meantime, transfer-free in 18 months’ time and Frank Lampard hopes that the Welshman will still be on display in the Emirates Stadium after the summer of 2019.
I am an admirer of Ramsey and Arsenal should try to keep him for the club in the long run. Ramsey is still in place for over a year and Arsenal is once again in a situation where the contract of one of their key players is coming to an end,”says the Chelsea icon at the London Evening Standard,” It is probably no surprise that I like Ramsey. Just like I did earlier, he withdrew into the penalty box and showed that last week with the second goal against AC Milan.
One wonders if he has ever had the feeling that he is an important player at Arsenal and therefore he may be considering looking for his luck elsewhere. I feel some sympathy for him, as his position at the club has changed in recent years. Since they have so many attacking midfielders, it is sometimes positioned further backwards.
On the other hand, I also accept that there are doubts as to whether he performs consistently enough. When he is at his best, he is extremely good and I have the feeling that there is a higher level that he can strive for. During the EK of 2016 he showed great things. Arsenal must ensure that they retain their good British players and build the team around them, with more strength and power as a priority “, concludes Lampard.
Do you think Aaron Ramsey is going to extend his contract with Arsenal?