Arsenal look set to let Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Ramsey’s contract expires at the end of the campaign and Arsenal are reportedly not ready to hand him a new deal.
He scored off the bench in Arsenal’s 5-1 win over Fulham at the weekend and has impressed in recent weeks.
Here are four reasons why Ramsey should get a new Arsenal deal in the coming months…
Consistency is not something which has been associated with Arsenal in recent years, but Ramsey can be accredited with it. The midfielder is one of the best in the Premier League and has proven it over a number of years.
He scores goals
Goalscoring midfielders are hard to come by, but Ramsey is always capable of chipping in with a goal. He has scored some sensational goals over the years, and continues to do so – as displayed against Fulham.
He's Arsenal's most experienced player
No current Arsenal player has made more appearances for the club than Ramsey. It is important to have players who know the club and have good relationships around the ground, Ramsey has that.
He's an important player on the pitch
As shown in recent weeks, he is still a very important player on the pitch for Arsenal. He could easily play a pivotal role in a Champions League challenge this season, which should be rewarded with a new contract.