Over the last few years, Aaron Ramsey has become one of Arsenal’s most important players. Though inconsistent, on his day the Welshman is up there with the best in the Premier League, and Unai Emery will be relying on him heavily over the coming weeks and months.
He’s made a decent start to the season, but he’ll no doubt think he can improve – but what exactly will the Welshman be looking to achieve this term?
It’s a particularly interesting campaign for him, given that his contract expires at the end of the season and the arrival of Unai Emery as his new manager after years of Arsene Wenger management puts him in an intriguing spot over the next few months. Definitions of good and bad campaigns are out the window with the new boss, whilst a good campaign could impact on where he plays next season
With that said, is this the dream 18/19 season for Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal?
Scores At Least 10 Goals
Aaron Ramey is fairly unique in the context of the Premier League, given that he’s not just a midfielder; he’s a goalscoring midfielder. He’s a rare breed in the modern game, and that makes him so valuable for Arsenal.
Naturally, then, for Ramsey, he’ll always want to be beating his previous best records when it comes to finding the net, and for him, his best return thus far has been 10 goals.
He achieved that in the 2013/14 season, and he’s otherwise generally only been sitting between 5 and 10 goals.
For him, then, over the next few weeks he’ll be wanting to improve his record and make more of an impact going forward. Bagging at least 10 goals, then, would be a good place to start.
Signs A New Contract
Aaron Ramsey is one of Arsenal’s most important players, and that makes the prospect of him leaving the club all the more concerning. His contract at the Emirates ends at the conclusion of the 2018/19 season, and so for Arsenal, time is of the essence.
Football.London have previously reported that talks are heading in the right direction, and from the perspective of Ramsey, it seems like he’s happy to renew; provided that he gets what he wants. Meaning, perhaps, an improved salary.
For the Welshman, then, committing his future would certainly make this season one to remember. The uncertainty isn’t good for anyone – including the club and the player – and so the sooner this is tied up, the better.
If he doesn’t renew soon, he could be sold in January – or Arsenal may risk losing him on a free.