Unai Emery expects Aaron Ramsey to stay at Arsenal until the end of the season and is confident that the midfielder can continue to contribute after scoring against Fulham yesterday afternoon.
The 28-year-old is out of contract in the summer after the Gunners decided to end renewal talks over a new deal a while ago and is now free to start negotiations over a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs.
Several European giants are believed to be interested in Ramsey such as Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, but Emery remains hopeful that Arsenal won’t cash-in on the Welshman during the January transfer window.
Speaking after Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham yesterday, the Spaniard said:
‘At the moment he’s working with us and I think yes [he’s going to stay]. He worked very well against Liverpool. Today he played 15 minutes and scored.
‘He helped us to take the confidence and good result against Fulham. I want this focus when he’s playing.’
Ramsey is certain to leave the Emirates this season, but Arsenal will decide when this happens. They can either cash-in on him this month or lose him on a free over the summer when his contract expires.
Arsenal could do with as many players on board as they can now considering they have many injuries to deal with. Although Ramsey isn’t a regular starter for Emery, he has been utilized well by the Spaniard this season and can continue to do so if the club opt to keep him.