Arsenal face a crucial few weeks ahead of them in the transfer market, as the focus shifts from new signings to potential departures under Unai Emery.
The Spaniard has identified a number of players he is prepared to offload before the transfer window slams shut next month but is determined to retain the services of Aaron Ramsey, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract.
Arsenal remain confident that the Wales international will commit to extended terms at the Emirates Stadium but an update from Football.London will raise concerns amongst fans, as the club have received no response after tabling a five-year offer.
During a Q&A with fans, reporter Charles Watt stated:
“It’s simple, they have yet to agree a deal. Arsenal have offered him a new five-year contract, but it’s not yet been signed. Ramsey’s agent had been away but he returned to England last week and Arsenal were hoping than an agreement could come, but as yet nothing has been signed.
“The club remain confident that he will put pen to paper, but are also well aware of the fact the window shuts in under a month and they do not want to let him enter the final year of his contract.
“So the next fortnight is going to be key. Unai Emery is desperate for him to stay. I’m sure he will be made captain if he does. But if he doesn’t sign soon, then Arsenal will look to sell. They don’t want another Alexis Sanchez situation.”