Unai Emery has told Arsenals hierarchy that he wants to keep Aaron Ramsey and views the midfielder as an important part of the team.
The 27-year-old has just under a year remaining on his current deal and will be able to leave on a free transfer next summer if he fails to agree a new deal.
Ramsey has already returned to pre-season training under Emery.
And the Arsenal manager has been impressed with the midfielders performances and has urged Arsenal to extend his contract.
Asked why Ramsey has not signed a new deal with Arsenal, Emery replied: This is one question for the player and for the club.
In my opinion, Ive said to Ivan [Gazidis], Raul [Sanllehi] and Sven [Mislintat] that I think hes an important player for me.
Im very happy with him.
For me, every day, every training session, he has the ambition I want.
Hes working with a quality, the type of ability that I want. I want to work with him.
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