Arsenal to tie up Ramsey in new five-year deal

Aaron Ramsey

On the back of renewed contracts for centre back Per Mertesacker and midfielder Thomas Rosicky, Gooners everywhere will be cheered by the news that Aaron Ramsey seems poised to pen a new five year deal at the club.

The Welsh international who had an outstanding early part of the season has been missing from the squad for two months with a thigh injury, but further good news emerged yesterday when it was revealed that he could be in contention for a return to first team action for the midweek trip to Munich when the Gunners seek to overturn a two goal deficit against the European champions.

It will not have gone unnoticed by many pundits that Arsenals’ recent loss of form, that has seen them drop from top place in the league to fourth, is concurrent with the absence of Ramsey, and manager, Arsene Wenger will doubtless be hoping that a return of his midfielder will herald an upswing in fortunes for the club.

The new deal is thought to give Ramsey a 100% increase on his existing salary to bring his weekly wage into the £1000,000 bracket, making ihm the club’s second-highest earner behind Mesut Ozil. The deal reflects the importance that Wenger ascribes to the young Welshman and his importance in the future of the club.

Gunners fans will all b hoping that a swift return to action will now follow and a resumption of the early season form that saw Ramsey net so many goals will drive the team on to a successful closing part of the season.

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