Nigel Winterburn has warned Unai Emery that Manchester United and Chelsea might be on the entrance of the queue ought to Aaron Ramsey look to depart Arsenal.
Wales worldwide Ramsey has developed right into a key participant for the Gunners since signing from Cardiff Metropolis in 2008 and Emery is determined for him to remain.
However Arsenal are struggling to tie the 27-year-old right down to a brand new long-term contract and Winterburn says high European golf equipment might be monitoring his scenario.
‘With less than a year remaining on his contract, Ramsey is in a very strong negotiating position and is also a very attractive proposition for a lot of big clubs around Europe,’ Winterburn advised Sportingbet.
‘I’m positive a number of high golf equipment are monitoring the scenario and are able to poach him.
‘I believe Manchester United and Chelsea will each battle it out to signal him in the event that they really feel he’s significantly contemplating leaving Arsenal.
‘I don’t assume he might get into the Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool groups, however it could damage Arsenal followers to see one other of their superstars go away to a Premier League rival.’
Winterburn, who performed over 400 video games for Arsenal, added: ‘I think Ramsey isn’t committing to a brand new Arsenal contract as a result of he desires to see the place they end this season.
‘With a new manager coming in, there’s loads of uncertainty across the membership and I might most likely do the identical.
‘I think Ramsey loves the club, but he is looking around the dressing room and he isn’t satisfied this group of gamers can qualify for main honours within the close to future.
‘Ramsey will want to find out Emery’s plans for him and the signings he’s seeking to make earlier than he decides if Arsenal can match his ambitions.
‘He is perfectly entitled to ask for a wage he feels reflects his ability. If he is playing well regularly then he deserves to demand a salary on par with Ozil.’
Arsenal have endured a combined begin to the brand new season, with victories over Cardiff Metropolis and West Ham following losses to Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea.
The Gunners presently sit ninth within the Premier League and Winterburn can’t see Emery’s aspect breaking into the highest 4.
‘I think Arsenal will fall short and will fail to break into the top four this season,’ the previous England defender added.
‘As Arsenal rebuild and restructure the crew, they’ve to remain across the high 4 and be able to problem the groups above them, however I believe this season has come too quickly for the membership.
‘I don’t see Arsenal being anyplace close to Manchester Metropolis or Liverpool this season. Tottenham and Chelsea are additionally very sturdy and have began brightly.
‘However, I do think Arsenal and Emery should be looking at the problems at Manchester United and be thinking they can capitalise on Mourinho’s struggles.’
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