Arsene Wenger has said he is confident that Aaron Ramsey will sign a new contract with Arsenal, calling him “an important player for the future of the club,” but hinted that the two sides are no closer to finding an agreement.
“Yes, I’m confident. He’s not at the end of his contract, he has one and a half years to go. We are communicating,” Wenger said after Ramsey underlined his importance to the team by scoring a brace in Thursday’s 4-1 Europa League win over CSKA Moscow.
“On my side that is clear [that he should stay]. But you have always to find agreements. We want him to stay because he’s one of the guys who has been here for a long time and will be an important player in the future for the club.
“We do not want to convince [someone to stay], we want the players to be happy to play for the club, and the players who want to stay here and play for the club [do so because of] the way we play football and with the values we think are important for us.
“And with the right amount of money we want to pay them. All the three have to be together.”
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