Liverpool and Manchester United prepare to fight for Arsenal’s Ramsey

Arsenal ace Aaron Ramsey is set to become involved in a major tug of war in January as two Premier League sides eye a swoop, The Evening Standard states.

What’s the word?

After a decade at Arsenal, during a time where he has scored two FA Cup final-winning goals for the Gunners, Aaron Ramsey looks increasingly likely to leave in 2019 with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

In order to receive a fee for his services, Arsenal may be prepared to approve a cut-price sale in January and The Evening Standard reports Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester United will fight for his signature.

Ramsey is free to discuss terms with clubs outside of England in the New Year but his preference is to remain in the Premier League and Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently ranked as the favourites to land the 27-year-old.

An impossible situation?

Once again, Arsenal find themselves in a situation when a fan-favourite and a key player at the Emirates Stadium could be set to leave to join a Premier League rival. Regardless of whether Unai Emery deems him to be expendable or not, that is a deal that could come back to haunt the Gunners.

Arsenal have been fortunate in recent times not to have been damaged too much from the departures of the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Emmanuel Adebayor and Samir Nasri but Ramsey, at 27, is entering the prime years of his career and has a lot to offer.

The best scenario at this stage would be for Ramsey to move abroad on a free transfer at the end of the season but the midfielder, who is awaiting the birth of twins, is settled in England and such a bold switch seems unlikely.