Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been discussing the club’s contract talks with Aaron Ramsey once again.

The Gunners have for some time now been attempting to tie the Welshman down to a new and improved deal at the club, with concerns over his future in North London.

Ramsey has featured prominently under Emery in pre-season and appears to figure as an important player in the Spaniard’s plans for the campaign ahead.

Emery, who will lead Arsenal into their first competitive fixture under his stewardship on Sunday against Manchester City, spoke about how Ramsey is an “important” part of his plans for the future.

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Ramsey has been facing a race against fitness to be ready in time for Arsenal’s encounter with the Premier League champions but appears to be close to regaining full fitness ahead of what promises to be an intriguing campaign.

Emery, as quoted by Goal, delivered an update on Arsenal’s progress in their bid to keep Ramsey for years to come.

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.