Arsenal manager Unai Emery revealed there have been no changes in Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation, despite his recent performances
The 27-year-old midfielder will be a free agent in the summer once his existing contract at Arsenal expires.
Due to this, Ramsey is free to begin talks with foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement in January after having an offer from Arsenal withdrawn.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future though, Ramsey remains one of the club’s most reliable performers and helped inspire a comeback in their 4-2 derby win over Tottenham on Sunday.
“Two months ago we spoke together, both for his moment, his present and future. I think it was a very good conversation,” Emery said on Arsenal.com.
“I said to you also here in the press conference that I want his focus only on the team, on giving us his performances.
“His presence is as I want, and his future is very important for him and his family.
“I think in the last matches his focus [is there]. We were speaking between us [the coaches] and I look at him in every match.
“His focus is positive for us, it helps us. He needs to think about his future, for his family and for him. If he plays like [in the north London derby], it’s the best for him and the best for us.”
The Spaniard indicated that there has been no change in regards to Ramsey’s contractual situation at the Emirates Stadium.
“This conversation is not for today, for us or for me,” he added.
“It’s one situation that was closed one or two months ago.
“At the moment the most important thing is he’s smiling, he has the commitment, the behaviour and the performances like yesterday – that’s the best for him and for us.”
Arsenal will travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday to face Manchester United in a Premier League match.