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Unai Emery wants Arsenal to extend Aaron Ramsey’s contract

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has indicated that Aaron Ramsey remains an important player for him next season and he is eager for the club’s hierarchy to sort out his future. The Wales international is presently the Gunners’ longest-serving player after having spent over a decade but his future remains uncertain with his contract expiring in 12 months’ time.

Speaking in a news conference, Emery highlighted the importance of the Welshman to his plans and admitted that he has been impressed with the midfielder’s application in training, he said: “This is one question for the player and for the club. In my opinion, I’ve said to Ivan [Gazidis], Raul [Sanllehi] and Sven [Mislintat] that I think he’s an important player for me. I’m very happy with him. For me, every day, every training session, he has the ambition I want. He’s working with a quality, the type of ability that I want. I want to work with him.”

Ramsey had divided opinion among the supporters owing to his mixed performances on the playing field but over the past few seasons, he has managed to improve on his consistency with him being named the club’s Player of the Year last term. As a result, it has been the club’s priority to extend his stay after losing Jack Wilshere on a free to West Ham United and the new few weeks could be critical to whether the Welshman stays put with the club.

Arsenal are keen on avoiding the mistake from last term where the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Wilshere were permitted to start the season without renewing their contracts and the failure to negotiate a fresh contract with Ramsey may urge them to part ways with his services. Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi has been earmarked as a potential replacement, should the Welshman leave theEmirates.