Aaron Ramsey has been the point of discussion for weeks now, following the news of an offer being retracted by the club. He has been a divisive and frustrating character during his Arsenal tenure but a loved one nonetheless. This is why Ramsey’s time at Arsenal is rightfully coming to an end.
DÉJÀ VU! Yet again Arsenal have left themselves vulnerable to the mercy of the player and their agent. Similarly to the Walcott case a few seasons ago (and even the Ozil situation last year), Arsenal are in a situation where the player is holding the club to ransom (and I don’t blame them) and wants to be paid an absurdly high wage. As in the Walcott case, if we ever do decide to move him on due to a lack of progression, it’ll be difficult to find a club that’ll match/better his current wage thus leaving us with a player in which may not be needed or wanted.
EUROPEAN TOUR. Ramsey has repeatedly expressed his desire to play abroad and though it may not materialize into anything, it’s entirely possible that he’ll end up requesting a move away. At this point he still incurs some value and if Arsenal want to make any money back, now is the time to do it - even if it is at a discounted rate.
DISCIPLINE ISN’T THE GAME. One indisputable and undeniable point is the lack of discipline and structure that comes with fielding the Welshman. Though he is a great box to box midfielder who can make dynamic runs into the box and add goals, he is a tactical nightmare at times and is not someone you can rely on to follow instructions. Moreover, he has struggled in numerous systems, formations and positions over the years. Whether it be in a wide role, a 6 or even as a 10, Ramsey has been unable to cement his place in the first team. The only real exception to this is when he plays in the box to box, “8” role in a midfielder three (thinking back to Wales and Arsenal last season). (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)