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Arsenal are reportedly inching closer to committing Aaron Ramsey to a new long-term contract.
The Wales international has been a credible performer for the Gunners over the past decade but his future has been called into question with his contract expiring at the end of the 2018/19 season.
According to Football.London, the north London side are making progress in the right direction with regards to Ramsey’s contract but they are yet to reach any suitable agreement with the midfielder.
Ramsey has been in a contract standoff with the Gunners since the turn of the year and this has been attributed to the club being reluctant to bow to his wage demands.
After witnessing the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan earn £200,000-a-week deals upon their winter arrivals, Ramsey is said to have demanded a 100 per cent hike on his £110,000-a-week wages but the club have seemingly refused to match to those figures.
Despite this, there is said to be constant negotiations between the club and the player’s representative and based on Football.London’s report, a breakthrough could potentially be found before the turn of the year.
During the previous campaign, the Gunners found themselves in a difficult situation having to part ways with Alexis Sanchez in January after a similar kind of standoff but there appears the ambition to avoid a repeat this time around.
Nonetheless, Ramsey’s proposed extension still remains at the initial phase but that may not supposedly hamper the Welshman’s gametime, having already featured extensively through the first four matches.
The 27-year-old has started in three of the four league games under Unai Emery this term and he may make the first XI once more when the Gunners take on Newcastle United away from home this weekend.