Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal exit almost confirmed

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ARSENAL star Aaron Ramsey will be a target for Manchester United and Chelsea if he decides to leave the Emirates, Nigel Winterburn claims.

The Wales international is out of contract next summer, with the midfielder heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates.

And according to Arsenal hero Winterburn, United and Chelsea will target Ramsey if he becomes available.

“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 told Sportingbet.

“I’m sure lots of top clubs are monitoring the situation and are ready to poach him.

“I think Manchester United and Chelsea will both battle it out to sign him if they feel he is seriously considering leaving Arsenal.

“I don’t think he could get into the Manchester City and Liverpool teams, but it would hurt Arsenal fans to see another of their superstars leave to a Premier League rival.

“I hope Ramsey signs a new contract at Arsenal.”

On whether Ramsey will opt to sign a new contract under Unai Emery, Winterburn added: “I think Ramsey isn’t committing to a new Arsenal contract because he wants to see where they finish this season.

“With a new manager coming in, there’s a lot of uncertainty around the club and I would probably do the same.

“I think Ramsey loves the club, but he is looking around the dressing room and he isn’t convinced this group of players can qualify for major honours in the near future.

“Ramsey will want to find out Emery’s plans for him and the signings he is looking to make before he decides if Arsenal can match his ambitions.

“The conundrum for Arsenal is that Ramsey will be looking at the money on the table and thinking it is short of what he should be earning and could be earning elsewhere.

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