Unai Emery believes Aaron Ramsey is ‘very important’ to Arsenal despite not signing a new contract yet

Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation has been in doubt for a while now and according to Arsenal boss Unai Emery, despite the fact the Welshman is still yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners, he believes that Ramsey is very important to the squad.

‘For me, it’s very important [Ramsey] stays with us’

On Ramsey’s contract situation Emery stated,

 “It’s not my work but, for me, it’s very important [Ramsey] stays with us.

 “His experience here in Arsenal, in the Premier League, is very important to give us his information, his performances and his quality.

 “The contract is for the club to speak with the player.”

Time at Arsenal

Ramsey has spent nearly all of his career at Arsenal.

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The central midfielder signed for the Gunners in 2008 from Cardiff City with the fee in the region of £5.7 million.

Since signing from Cardiff Ramsey has made 331 appearances for Arsenal. In which he has scored 59 and assisted 57.

Ramsey has also helped Arsenal win three FA Cups and two Community Shields.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 28: Unai Emery, Head Coach of Sevilla FC reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou on February 28, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

‘He is like a legend at the club’

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has also backed Ramsey to stay at Arsenal this summer despite him not signing a new deal, yet.

“Aaron has been there for about 10 years, he is like a legend at the club.

“We have to be respectful for everything he has done and of course with his quality he can help the team to be better. He brings stability, quality and leadership.

“He is an example for all the young players too, so of course we need Aaron in the team.”

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