Arsenal are set for a major departure in 2019 with fan favourite Aaron Ramsey due to leave the club upon the expiration of his contract.
The Wales international has entered the last 12 months of his deal at the Emirates Stadium and the Gunners have pulled out of negotiations in recent weeks, leaving the former Cardiff City man set for an exit.
That news came as a surprise to many, as it was believed Ramsey was seen as a key figure in the eyes of Unai Emery, but it instead provides further indication of the vast changes taking place in North London during the post-Arsene Wenger era.
Eyebrows were raised on social media this week though as Ramsey’s representatives broke their silence on the matter in a series of tweets that have since been deleted, suggesting that the midfielder did not intend to leave.
Fans had their say on the comments and we have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Ramsey’s agency last night addressed the contract situation in a series of tweets (now deleted): “There is nothing we can do, the club made a decision. Life goes on. It’s right [the grass] isn’t always greener and he [Aaron] didn’t want to leave but now there’s no other option.” pic.twitter.com/C8d4vEwsBq
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) October 3, 2018
Clearly them trying to milk every last penny out of the club had nothing to do with it. Clearly they have nothing to gain from a free transfer, leading to a huge signing on fee. Ramsey and his agency playing the club.
— Semitone (@OneGhostNote) October 3, 2018
Agent only has himself to blame. Overvalued his client hugely, and thankfully the new management had the balls to show him the door.
— Jordan McBride (@Jordan__McBride) October 3, 2018
The same agent who has been teasing arsenal fans on twitter by liking tweets about ramsey leaving since the end of last season is now trying to play the victim.
— Omagu Michael (@saintmykells) October 3, 2018
Didn’t want to leave’ – then should have signed the big contract when it was offered, not drag around
— Sm jahed (@showstopperrrr) October 3, 2018
Club offered him a contract, he refused to sign, club withdraws contract, his agent playing victim. They knew what they were doing. They wanted big money, club didn’t see it that way. Now they’re happy with a free transfer.
— Mr Rock ℹ (@The_Arsenal78) October 3, 2018
Lol, if he signed since last summer, sure this wouldn’t have happened. Iwobi, Xhaka and co all extended last summer. He was stalling for a staggering increase. So long Aaron. Thanks for the memories
— JOEL Or JHAY (@donbabajhayy) October 3, 2018
I have to side with the club on this one. Ramsey’s agency in incompetent. I do believe the club made a hard effort to avoid losing him but at some point they have to stop. I hope Welbs situation is resolved before January.
— عبدالله الشبيب (@aalshabib2015) October 3, 2018
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