Arsenal’s attempts to secure Aaron Ramsey’s long-term future has been met with resistance, according to The Sun.
Ramsey’s existing contract will run out at the end of the season and Arsenal may possibly be forced to sell in January if no new contract is decided before then.
The 27-year-old is demanding to be made one of the best-paid players at the club after watching the Gunners hand out huge deals to the likes of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the start of the year.
Arsenal thought they were on the brink of agreeing on a new £250,000-a-week contract with the Wales international but talks have taken a huge step backward because of the ongoing uncertainty regarding chief executive Ivan Gazidis' future at the club.
AC Milan are desperate to prise Gazidis away from Arsenal and his going away would put the brakes on the Gunner’s hopes of keeping Ramsey at the club, with Manchester United and Chelsea monitoring his future at Arsenal.
New manager Unai Emery wants to make the Welshman a key player for Arsenal and there have been even hearsay about making the midfielder Arsenal captain. Ramsey has started three of the club’s opening four league games but is yet to score or make an assist.
Since the beginning of last season, Arsenal have an appreciably better win ratio in the Premier League when Ramsey has started (58.3%) vis-à-vis when he has not featured from the off (38.9%).
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