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aron Ramsey is considering a new five-year contract offer from Arsenal as head coach Unai Emery attempts to convince the midfielder to stay.
Midfielder Ramsey only has 12 months remaining on his current contract and he will be sold if he does not agree an extension.
But Emery is known to be keen to keep Ramsey at the club and make him one of his key players.
Arsenal are prepared to hand Ramsey a significant pay rise to his £110,000-a-week wages, but the 27-year-old may want to consider his options before signing.
This is likely to be Ramsey’s last big contract and he wants to be sure that he will play a big part under Emery.
The failure of Wales to qualify for this summer’s World Cup means Ramsey can hold personal talks with Emery in the near future.
Ramsey handed Arsenal fans encouragement that he will recommit his future to the club, following Emery’s appointment, by saying: “Of course. I haven’t spoken to him at all yet, but I think it’s an exciting time for the club. I can’t wait to get back there now.”
Arsenal have also offered Jack Wilshere a new deal on reduced terms, but with lucrative performance-based bonuses.
The expectation is now that Wilshere will stay at the Emirates and, like Ramsey, he will meet with Emery over the coming weeks.