Ian Wright supports Aaron Ramsey about Arsenal contract situation

The Arsenal legend backs Aaron Ramsey over his current situation at the north London side

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey Photo: New Balance

Ian Wright believes Aaron Ramsey has done much more than Mesut Ozil as the Wales international’s contract situation rumbles on.

The 27-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the current campaign unless Arsenal manage to agree a new deal with Ramsey.

The Gunners made Ozil the best paid player in their history earlier this year when the German put pen to paper on deal thought to be worth £350,000 a week.

The 29-year-old was given the lucrative contract despite his inconsistent performances over the past few seasons.

Ramsey has become an integal member of the Arsenal team in recent years and Arsene Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery has placed his faith in the Welsh star.

Indeed, the former Cardiff City midfielder has made two assists in five games in the Premier League in the current campaign.

Speaking to Sky Sports about Ramsey’s contract situation, Wright told Sky Sports:

“If I’m Aaron Ramsey, I’m thinking I’ve done a lot more, in respect of what I’m doing at the club in the time I’ve been here compared to what Mesut Ozil has done up to this point, albeit under a different regime.

“Ivan Gazidis has to take the blame for the fact Ramsey now finds himself in the situation he does, and I’m pleased Arsenal are showing a ruthless side taking contracts off the table, and they’re showing that it’s not what it’s like now. If you want to go, you can go.”

Arsenal finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League place.

The Gunners lost to Manchester City and Chelsea FC in their opening two Premier League games but have won their last four fixtures.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive
Eden Hazard
Exclusive: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink discusses Chelsea FC and Eden Hazard’s future
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
French Open 2019
Novak Djokovic
French Open 2019 preview: Former Champs, clay form, and dark horses – plus some key numbers
Unai Emery
Arsenal chief updates fans on summer transfer plans
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC to beat Man United to signing of 16-year-old goalkeeper – report