Arsenal have been active in the transfer market so far this summer, signing five new players, but face a continued fight ahead of them to retain the services of one of their key players.
Wales international Aaron Ramsey has entered the final 12 months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, raising concerns that he could push to leave on a free transfer next year when he becomes a free agent – just like Jack Wilshere this summer.
The Gunners are said to be confident that the 27-year-old will agree fresh terms but veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech has urged the club to find a solution quickly, with the new Premier League season just a few weeks away.
Quoted by the club’s official website, the 36-year-old told reporters in Singapore:
“Obviously we would like to keep all the best players with us. Hopefully his situation will be sorted out as quickly as possible. It’s more for the player that he has the feeling that his situation is resolved and he can purely concentrate on the game.
“It’s been two or three weeks since Aaron started training, he’s been in top form, working really hard, so we can see it doesn’t affect him at all. As I said, it’s better for him if the situation is resolved quicker, we will see.”