Ramsey opens up on his contract stand-off at Arsenal

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Reacting further, Ramsey, who is now Arsenal's longest-serving squad member insists he was not disappointed after he failed to agree a new contract was Arsenal chiefs.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has backed his former clubs decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the Emirates at the end of the season.

This has since opened the door for Ramsey to part company with the club despite making a fine start to the season, and speculation has already been gaining serious traction about possible future destinations for the Welshman.

Arsenal were hopeful of tying Ramsey down to a new deal before the agency representing the player confirmed he will be leaving. Both Liverpool and Manchester United are interested but it is the Reds who have been made the favorite with the bookmaker odds.

Ramsey insisted he wants to remain in north London for the rest of the season and achieve "something special" under new head coach Unai Emery.

"What I do like about him and what I will always give him credit for, is that he never hides, never ever hides", Wright said on BBC 5Live.

"We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal, but that is no longer the case".

"Each player, they have their individual situations with their contracts", Emery said of Ramsey. Of course, yeah, ' he said on global duty.

As a free agent he is expected to face widespread interest from clubs in England and overseas next summer, with Juventus reportedly interested in signing the midfielder.

As per the report, Liverpool and Manchester United are also considering a move for him and it is understood that Ramsey would prefer to continue playing his football in the Premier League rather than go overseas.