Press conference

Emery on Aaron Ramsey's Arsenal future

Aaron Ramsey's contract situation has become a hot topic in recent days - so what has Unai Emery made of it all?

The Wales international's deal is due to expire at the end of the season, and  our head coach had his say in Friday's press conference:

on whether he considers Aaron important...
For me, every player is very important with their relation with the team. I consider each player an important space in the squad.

on whether he has told the board he would like Aaron to stay...
There are three elements, three aspects. One is the player and also the player with their family and representatives. The other is the club and the other is the squad. My focus is always on the team. My focus is preparing with the players and only thinking about the match tomorrow. Each player has individual aspects to work or to do or to speak with the club or with the team, but my aspect for the focus, only to think, is the matches and preparing for the matches and to speak with the players if they are thinking and are very concentrated on work for giving us the best performance and to help the collective performance.