Trio Close To Signing New Contracts With Arsenal

By on December 14, 2012

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Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey are all close to signing new long-term contracts at Arsenal, according to ESPN.

The report claims that Wilshere – who still has two-and-a-half years left on his current deal – will sign a new long-term deal that will see his salary move closer to top-earner Lukas Podolski, who’s said to be on £90,000-a-week, while Chamberlain and Ramsey will also commit their long-term futures to the club.

We’ve been forced to sell several key players in recent seasons due to contract issues, most notably Robin van Persie last summer, so it’s good to see the club actively trying to avoid a repeat with the likes of Wilshere and to a certain extent Chamberlain.

But I must say it’s a surprise that Arsene Wenger feels Aaron Ramsey deserves a new deal. While I’ve got a certain amount of sympathy for the lad after his leg break and the fact he’s being played out of position on the wing this season, he’s done nothing to suggest he deserves a new contract.

For me this is another example of the club rewarding mediocrity. Why not make the player earn his contract first? Instead of spending time securing the future of Ramsey, shouldn’t we be putting more time into trying to tie-down Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna?

Walcott is out of contract at the end of the season and Sagna has only 18 months to run on his deal, and while ESPN suggest that the club hasn’t given up hope of Theo signing a new deal and are confident Sagna will agree an extension, I feel the future of those two should be far more of a priority than the likes of Ramsey.

What do you think? Does Ramsey deserve a new deal? Are you happy that Wilshere and Chamberlain are close to signing new contracts? Get involved in the comments section.

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15 Comments

  1. Akshay

    December 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I totally agree with you … Ramsey has done nothing to prove his worth & giving him a new contract will only be helping him take things for granted. Players need to earn their place in the first team and the likes of Ryo. Eisfeld. Gnabry are playing so well at the moment and definitely deserve a nod ahead of Ramsey & gervinho … Wenger needs to pick his team based on current form rather than historic flair or his intuitions… We’re not in a state to experiment or give anyone a long leash at the moment … Situation at the moment calls for ruthless drastic changes in the team.

  2. bernard patrick

    December 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    well, it is a great step by the club trying to tie down a great player like wilshere and chamb….it will be more interesting if the club can get the contract of theo and sagna sulted out. arsene wenger has said he is confidence of keeping the duo but am afraid because he is never a man of hiw words when it comes to situation like this, we have heard this before durin viera, Henry, Adebayo, nasri, fabregas and recently vp. lets hope he will be a man this time, Gunners till i die

  3. LoadsAMoney

    December 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    So painful it’s starting to be funny. Wenger just lies over & over again. Cesc will stay, RVP will stay, Theo will stay, No shame in losing to Bradford & No rift with Bould. Stop treating fans like fools & pack your desk. He’ll be claiming 8th place finish is great come end of the season !

  4. Michael Staley

    December 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Ramsey has clearly proved his worth to Wenger, who in turn has been able to demonstrate it to the board clearly enough for them to reward him with a new contract. Since Wenger sees the player on a daily basis, unlike Ramsey’s detractors on this site and others, it might be that his judgement is more perceptive than theirs.

    Because Wenger says that he is confident that Walcott will stay, does not mean that he is proved to be a liar if Walcott leaves the club. He’s trying to be positive.

  5. Bob

    December 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Ramsey on a new longterm deal???

    Jesus….

  6. Lwassa hatwib ashley

    December 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I think we need to be patient with him though he’s not doing good he might change and do better for the team

  7. wisegent

    December 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Wenger just go and relax.i hate you when you are playing quality players out of position,eg,you wasted Arshavin,now you are wasting Podoski,Ramsey and Walcot.For how long will we wait for trophies and we cant even win capital one cup.you are proffessor of Economics not football.Am a real gooner,Arsenal eeeeeh.Arsenal aaaaaaaah…..h.

  8. city hunter

    December 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Let just wait and see what wenger is capable of doing.

  9. Solomon alexander

    December 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I think everybody have spoken well,i dont no what is wrong with wenger giving Ramsy a new contract ah ah this man has started again..Ramsy wolful player

  10. Jerá

    December 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The renewal of Ox and Wilshere’s contracts is great news, particularly after the RvP and Theo debacle – the contracts of our top scorers being allowed to run to near expiry. I don’t like Ramsey but (a) I think, given time he’ll be a six/seven on the scale of one to ten. Nothing spectacular but useful (b) Ramsey is British. It’s better to extend his contract now and sell him in 2yrs time if he doesn’t look good enough. British players command high transfer fees so if we have a Brit on our payroll, it’s future earnings for the club.

    However, if we’re trying to build a British core (for stability) then we should be poaching players like McCarthy of Wigan. A lot of British (particularly English) players can be over hyped by the press but this kid is good and that’s the sort of player we should buy.

  11. UMOH EKWO

    December 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Wenger has a special way of seeing things. Let him give Ramsey long term contract and refuse to give Walcott an enhanced pay. Time will tell whether he is making the right decision or not.

  12. Manish

    December 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    All that Arsenal Need is Dries Merten

  13. Kennedy

    December 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Here we are talking about facts and not imagination. Wenger always imagine that one day Ramsey will be a key potential player at the squard while current he has done nothing and he doesnt deserve a new contract. Even in the first team squard, both Ramsey and Gervinho are not supposed to be there due to their poor performances they have shown in all competition they have played

  14. Jawad Kayani

    December 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Ramsey is very good player. There are few reasons behind ramsey bad Performance. A)leg break injury, B) Used as a winger which is not his position. C) competition in the Arsenal midfield. D) Overall bad performance of club which affecting every member. now ramsey only 23 years old and peak age of every single player is 27, 28 years so i think we should give him 2,3 years more.I member Fabregas lines when he leave the Arsenal, He said that “Wilshare & Ramsey will fill his boots” Ramsey have lot of qualities, he just need time on the pitch.

  15. Aussie Jack

    December 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    As long as Wenger thinks Ramsey is worth a new contract I think we need a new manager. This guy is a jinx for sure.

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