Arsene Wenger says that it would be a huge disappointment if Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain don’t remain at Arsenal and take charge of the future of the club.
- Ramsey and Ox’s contracts run out in June 2018
- Both set to be offered new deals
- Ox sees future at Arsenal
- Wenger wants both to take responsibility for club and be leaders
Wenger has made no secret of the fact that he believes that Ramsey and the Ox especially should stay at Arsenal. He’s confirmed that the club will offer them new deals and made it clear how he sees part of the Gunners’ British core as the future.
Ox has been brilliant during the second half of the season and been getting more and more playing time under his belt, which is what he was looking for.
Although some fans may not agree, Ramsey is also a huge part of the squad and when he’s playing well, he’s instrumental.
Speaking recently, Wenger described how he sees both players taking charge in the future.
“They have to take charge of the future of the club,” he said.
“They should lead and take responsibility to say ‘Yes, that is how we want to behave, this is how we want to play, let’s go together’.
“Look, if they didn’t want that, it would be a huge disappointment. We speak a lot about my future but my future (legacy) is more important in the value and spirit of what we have built in 20 years than in my own person.
“These guys have to take charge of what we have built and the values of the club. That’s why the club is admired. We have supporters all over the world because of that … because of the values that this club represents. It’s not only for the trophies that we win that is important. It’s also about the way you behave, the way you think.”
No pressure, lads.