Press conference

Unai Emery on… Aaron Ramsey’s future

Unai Emery with Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey has been one of the big talking points of recent weeks, and inevitably the subject came up at Unai Emery’s press conference on Thursday.

The Wales midfielder scored a goal-of-the-season contender in our last match - the 5-1 win at Fulham - and he became a dad once again during the international break.
 
But the questions were about Ramsey’s future. Here’s what Unai said:
 
on Ramsey saying he wants to stay until end of season…
For me January is very far [away]. I’m thinking about Monday’s match first. I want every player to stay OK, with the mentality to prepare, to play and [be] together to win.
 
on if Ramsey could stay at Arsenal…
It’s the same, my answer. My focus is on every match. The football, the future is tomorrow. My reason, I explain to every player and to you also, I want the mentality for the next match. Individual things are not for me to speak about now.
 
on if Ramsey is still part of his plans now…
I want his performance like the other players. For example, in the last match he started on the bench, then he played 25 minutes with this performance. On Monday it’s the same if he starts in the first XI or on the bench, to come with the focus for this match to help us. It’s not different [than it is] for other players.