Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he hopes Aaron Ramsey will remain at the club despite uncertainty over his contract situation.
The Welsh midfielder has entered the final 12 months of his contract with the Gunners and the club are currently in discussion over him signing a new deal.
The Spanish coach has admitted that he is unsure as to whether the 27-year-old will agree to commit his future to the club but made it clear that he wants Ramsey to remain at the Emirates this summer.
“He’s the type of player I want in this team”
Ramsey has been strongly linked with moves to Chelsea and FC Barcelona with contract negotiations with Arsenal failing to progress.
The former Cardiff City player is entering his 10th year at the club, although he is also entering the final 12 months remaining on his current contract.
The club’s new manager Emery is keen for him to remain at the club but admitted that he is powerless in getting Ramsey to commit his future to Arsenal.
When asked for an update on Ramsey’s contract situation, Emery said:
“I don’t know. This is one question for the club and for the player.
“I am very, very concentrated and my focus is thinking every day for the training, for the players, for the match on Saturday against Lazio and then starting against Manchester City.
“Ramsey’s with us. The contract is a question for the club and for the player.
“My opinion is clear, I want him to be with us. He’s the type of player I want in this team.
“But the contract is one thing only for the club and the player.”