The real reason why Unai Emery wanted Aaron Ramsey contract offer withdrawn

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ARSENAL star Aaron Ramsey had his new four-year contract ripped up because Gunners boss Unai Emery wants to bring in his own signings next summer.

That is according to reports from the Mirror.

Midfield ace Ramsey, who is Arsenal’s longest-serving player, is due to leave the club next summer having failed to put pen to paper on a new deal.

The Wales international has been with the club since 2008, joining from boyhood side Cardiff for £4.8m.

And it was thought the 27-year-old was in the final stages of extending his stay at the Emirates.

However, Arsenal chiefs threw out the new deal despite agreeing personal terms with Ramsey, according to BBC Sport.

And the Mirror believe manager Emery had a big say in binning the new contract, preferring to bring in new blood on his terms.

The Spaniard’s other issue with offering the central midfielder a new deal in the final months of his contract is thought to be his wage demands.

The Gunners wage bill is reported to be at an all-time high, with a number of star names recently coming into the club.

Attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil also recently signed a new deal after entering the final few months of his old contract.

And it is thought the German demanded big money to stay at the Emirates, with the No. 10 believed to be on around £350,000-a-week until 2021.

Arsenal’s poor contract negotiations also saw them lose out on a whopping fee for ex-star Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean ended up joining rivals Manchester United in a swap deal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving south to the north London side in exchange.

Ramsey can sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs as soon as January, and the Welshman is thought to be keen on a move abroad.

Recent reports have linked him with a reunion with ex-Gunners CEO Ivan Gazidis at AC Milan, while others suggest he may join fellow countryman Gareth Bale at Real Madrid.

Manchester United and Liverpool are also thought to be keeping tabs on the creative midfielder, with respective managers Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp known admirers of Ramsey.

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