Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is reportedly holding the North London club to ransom over his new contract – but plenty of Gooners are less than impressed, and wouldn’t be at all bothered to see him sold.
The Wales international has entered the final year of his contract, and the Evening Standard are reporting the 27-year-old is looking for a Mesut Ozil-style wage hike to remain at the Emirates, with a 200% increase on his current salary asked for by his agents.
Ramsey started the opening Premier League game of the season at home to Man City, but was subbed off early in the second-half after a disappointing display, and was subsequently left on the bench for Saturday’s trip to face Chelsea.
Given new central midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira have made a bright start to life as Arsenal players, there’s plenty of supporters who are far from impressed by being held to ransom by Ramsey and his representatives:
eden hazard earns 200k a week and aaron ramsey thinks he deserves 220k. sell in january buy a winger and central defender call it a window
— jay (@jppwastaken) August 21, 2018
Just feel sometimes we aren't decisive and firm enough. We indulge this players too much and it has affected us. No way a player like Aaron Ramsey should be holding Arsenal to ransom. Its sad
— Shola Coker (@__Shola) August 21, 2018
I mean this in a nice way because I know some of you love Ramsey more than Arsenal. But if he’s holding Arsenal to ransom then he can politely fuck off in January.
— Aido (@HandofEmery) August 21, 2018
Stop wasting time on this and cash in
— Main Man Mart (@Glorious_Gooner) August 21, 2018
Good! Hold our ground! The #RamseyRansom holdout won’t work! Not worth 220K+ a week! Bye!
— ArsenalTheSinkingShip (@Shell_DonG) August 21, 2018
If he signs for Chelsea with a 250k contract I myt loose what little respect I have the those c**t*
— Ronald D (@Ronald1o1) August 21, 2018
Time too sell and move on. However if he is too be sold he shouldnt be anywhere near the first team. Let the players that are commited have the game time
— Stealthgunner (@Stealthgunner14) August 21, 2018
Sell. Our wonder kid Has already replaced him.
— Seth (@Drxchangemayte) August 21, 2018
Total bore here we go again. Sell him FFS. Had enough of this ongoing bullshit at this club….
— Gary Stanton (@StantonGary) August 21, 2018
Open the auction house , transfer window is still open. Bye Ramsey.
— Tevan_Patrick (@TevanPatrick) August 21, 2018
Get rid he's not worth it.
— Ryan K. Winterbottom (@ryanwinterbott2) August 21, 2018
sell, he is average, get another player that can make a real impact in big games, everywhere on the pitch, this one thinks he is a striker.
— packet_maister (@rackunix_) August 21, 2018
On his day, there’s absolutely no question that Ramsey is capable of being a top-class player – but has his time at Arsenal come and gone?
What do you think of the reactions?