Midfielder’s agent reveals he had no other option but to leave the club in a series of tweets that were later deleted on social media
Aaron Ramsey is out of contract in the summer of 2019 and had been involved in protracted negotiations with Arsenal regarding a new deal for some time, but all that came to nothing after the club very unexpectedly withdrew their offer for the player.
The Welshman is now set to leave the club, though it is to be decided by Arsenal’s higher-ups whether to let him leave for free in the summer of cash-in on one of their more prized assets by selling him in the January transfer window.
And now, Ramsey’s management agency, Avid Sports & Entertainment Group, has revealed that the midfield dynamo did want to remain at the Emirates, but the club performed an abrupt 180-degree turn.
While replying to a fan who was questioning the timing of the announcement of a deal between the 27-year-old and a charter airline on Twitter, the account wrote: ‘‘There is nothing we can do Charlie, the club made the decision. Life goes on.’’
When the fan suggested that Ramsey should heed the warning signs of former gunner Alexis Sanchez’s struggles since moving to Manchester United, Avid responded thus: ‘‘You’re right [the grass] isn’t always greener and he didn’t want to leave, but now there is no other option.’’
It has to be noted that Chilean Sanchez has been a big let-down since his move to Old Trafford, scoring lesser goals than Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal in that time.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is a big fan of Ramsey, and apparently even wanted to build the squad around the midfielder, and was expecting the player, who has played in all seven of the club’s Premier League matches this season, to get a new and improved offer.
It is not known why Arsenal pulled the plug on offering one of their star players a new deal, and if that is true, most would agree that it could backfire on the club. Ramsey will not be short of suitors and was even the subject of a £50million bid from Manchester United over the summer. If he does move to a Premier League rival, it would even be foolish of the club to have let him go.