Chelsea in £30m swoop for Aaron Ramsey

Chelsea in £30m swoop for Aaron Ramsey

Speaking about the player earlier, new Arsenal boss Unai Emery, had told British media, "Aaron is an important player for us, and the contract is one thing for the club and the player".

In that time, Ramsey has made 331 appearances for the club in all competitions, and is now being tipped to captain Arsenal for the upcoming season following Per Mertesacker's retirement.

"We are working together and giving the responsibility to the player", Emery said of Ozil.

Atletico Madrid on Thursday afternoon defeated Arsenal 3-1 on penalties in the International Champions Cup played at the Singapore National Stadium.

"I think he can take the responsibility, but let's not forget Koscielny who is recovering with us".

Unai Emery has surprisingly confirmed that Mesut Ozil is among the contenders to be chosen as the Arsenal Captain for the upcoming 2018/19 season but the manager however reaffirms his wish to appoint five captains.

Lacazette leads second-half blitz after Ozil opener
Lacazette leads second-half blitz after Ozil opener

"Petr Cech and Aaron [Ramsey] played as captains in friendly matches".

"It is insane that people ask me these questions all the time", he told the London Evening Standard.

Ozil, who called time on his career with the national team last weekend amid allegations of racism, was deployed further forward than usual and proved key as the Gunners put the French champions to the sword.

Ramsey has one year left on his Arsenal contract and has not yet agreed a new deal with the club he has played for since 2008.

The midfielder appeared happy to be back in action on the pitch for Arsenal and Emery suggested he could build the team's attack around Ozil. "He started today at number 10 with Matteo [Guendouzi] and Mohamed [Elneny] behind him. Tomorrow we're going to travel to London but this week was very good for our preparation", said the Spaniard.

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