Aaron Ramsey may not continue in Gunners after the January transfer window
After falling out of favor at Juventus, the Welsh international has been linked with a return to the Emirates.
Arsenal has been informed that Aaron Ramsey may be interested in returning to the Emirates in January.
Before joining Juventus on a free transfer in 2019, the Wales international spent 11 years in North London, winning three FA Cups and scoring the winning goal in two of them.
However, things haven’t gone quite as planned for him in Turin, as injuries and stiff competition for spots have limited him to only 112 minutes this season, prompting speculations that the Old Lady is looking to offload his £400,000 per week salary.
And now Arsenal has received word that its former midfielder is interested in returning during the upcoming transfer window.
In an interview with talkSPORT, Ramsey’s former colleague Theo Walcott hinted that a return to Arsenal is a possibility.
“I’ll find out, contact him, and bug him about it (whether he’ll return to the Premier League),” he added.
“You know what? It would be wonderful, terrific if he returned to the Premier League.” I believe he would want to.
“In my thoughts, there’s a part of me that feels he’d love to return to Arsenal.” Yes, it does. Something about it would click a box for me.
“It’s one of those things; he’s at Juventus and he did a fantastic job for Wales last night, which is encouraging.” In Italy, a lot of people have been on his back, which I haven’t seen much of or enough of to remark on.
“However, he is a leader.” He’s a hard worker. He’s still playing for his country and has a lot of trophies.”
Arsenal may be open to bringing in more options in the center of the park, given this is a position where they are likely to be short by January.
Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny will represent Ghana and Egypt in the African Cup of Nations, respectively, while Granit Xhaka isn’t anticipated back in training until the New Year as he recovers from a knee injury suffered in the North London Derby win over Tottenham in September.
Mikel Arteta might be tempted to bring in an experienced figure like Ramsey if the Gunners’ only senior alternatives in the center of the park are inexperienced combination Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Albert Sambi Lokonga.
It should be noted, however, that the transfer would be improbable unless the Welsh international’s pay demands were drastically reduced.
Bringing in the 30-year-old would also go against Josh Kroenke and Edu’s clearly defined transfer philosophy of adding young players to build a side that can develop together and eventually fight for the game’s greatest titles.