Lauren identifies player Arsenal should sign to replace Aaron Ramsey

Former Arsenal defender Lauren believes Mario Gotze could help to replace Aaron Ramsey next term

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey (Photo: New Balance)

Laurent has urged Arsenal to consider Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.

The Wales international is set to officially move to Juventus on 1 July after Ramsey ran down his contract at the north London club.

Ramsey is set to leave a big void in the Arsenal midfielder that Unai Emery will need to fill following the Welshman’s energetic performances as a box-to-box midfielder.

The Gunners have a limited budget this summer, which means Emery will have to make some shrewd acquisitions in the transfer window if the Spanish head coach wants to improve his squad.

Former Arsenal defender Lauren offered one suggestion to replace the creativity lost in the middle of the park following Ramsey’s exit.

“Mario Gotze is also another very good player that has been linked with Arsenal and he could do a great job at replacing Ramsey in Arsenal’s midfield,” Laurent told bWIN.

Gotze scored seven times and made seven assists in 26 games in the Bundesliga last term as Borussia Dortmund finished as runners up to Bayern Munich.

The former Arsenal defender also suggested that Belgium international Yannick Carrasco could be another recruit who would add something to the Gunners team.

“Yannick Carrasco has been linked with the club; he is a very good player and is someone that that Emery and his staff will be considering,” Lauren added.

Arsenal lost 4-1 to bitter rivals Chelsea FC in the Europa League final in Baku last month to end their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next term.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Paul Merson
Paul Merson explains his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Paul Merson
Paul Merson explains his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Slideshow
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