Ian Wright supports Aaron Ramsey about Arsenal contract situation
The Arsenal legend backs Aaron Ramsey over his current situation at the north London side
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.