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‘Tried to hold the club to ransom’ ‘Playing the sympathy card’ – Arsenal Fans React As Ramsey Speaks On Contract Talks

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says he is still none the wiser why the Gunners withdrew their contract offer to him.

The Welsh international believes he was close to agreeing a new deal to remain at the Emirates before the club took their proposal off the table:

“We all know that the contract was taken away off the table. I’m not sure exactly why because a few weeks before we sort of agreed and I was ready to sign. Something happened, I am not sure what.”

Fans on Twitter believe that Ramsey was just demanding too much money:

Others are still hoping that the club will agree a contract extension with the 27-year-old before the end of the season:

It was reported at the time that Arsenal’s wage budget was the main driving force behind the club withdrawing their offer to Ramsey.

With the team not in the Champions League, the cost of player salaries would have to be curtailed. It means that the Gunners may consider offloading the midfielder in the January transfer window rather than allowing him to leave for nothing in the summer.

Juventus, AC Milan, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the Welshman.

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