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Ramsey has less than twelve months to run on his current deal, and Arsenal are keen to avoid a repeat of the saga which saw both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez start last season within the final year of their deals.
Emery also reiterated his desire to create a leadership group of several players, and said that Ramsey, who started today’s game as skipper, would be among them.
Arsenal’s club captain, Per Mertesacker retired at the end of last season to become head of the academy, while Laurent Koscielny, the on-field skipper, is expected to be out until the winter because of an Achilles injury.
In his absence, the armband was worn by a number of senior players, including Petr Cech and Jack Wilshere, but the latter has left for West Ham and Cech’s place is likely to come under pressure from new signing Bernd Leno.