Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal’s Marmite Man

Lee Judges takes a look at the issues between Arsenal and Aaron Ramsey.
Lee Judges  |  11th October 2018

So, this weekend saw a great 5-1 win away from home against Fulham, with some fantastic goals in the mix as well.

The team goal scored by Aaron Ramsey has been talked about amongst the Arsenal fans over the last few days, which brings me nicely on to the Aaron Ramsey and his contract situation.

Ramsey, like so many things at Arsenal, splits opinion – something which is ingrained in the Arsenal supporters, from ‘We’re the North bank’, to the ‘Clock End song’ or the ‘Arsene Wenger in or out’ saga.

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Whether we realise it or not, there is and always will be a divide in opinions within the Arsenal fanbase.

Before going into my opinions on Ramsey, the club’s decision to withdraw the contract is one that truly bothers me.

For years the club have been scrimping and saving to the point that they let Jack Wilshere go on a free transfer, and now it appears they are willing to do the same for Ramsey.

It baffles me that the club allows themselves to get into this situation and it is a kick in the teeth for the paying fans, whether they go to games or pay to watch through television subscriptions.

My take on it is that we should not forget that Ramsey had his leg shattered playing in an Arsenal shirt, he worked hard to come back from the career threatening injury, not only returning as a regular first team player but also scoring not one, but two FA cup winning goals at Wembley.

After all this to see players like Henrikh Mikhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang come to the club and be paid more than him is frustrating.

I believe he is entitled to be on at least the same wage as these players, I know that I would be upset if I gave my all in a job for 10-years, only to see a new colleague appear earning more money than myself.

The fanbase is split – some love him, some don’t.

My personal view is that I cannot understand the hate for a player that has given his all for my football club.

Ramsey to join Manchester United 7.00*

I honestly believe he would have been a truly world class player had it not been for that fateful night at Stoke.

He has scored some breath-taking goals, to name a few against the likes of Galatasaray, Liverpool, Norwich and Fulham.

Add a couple of goals against Spurs, which has given other players automatic fans favourite label, however Ramsey was not that lucky for some reason.

I understand that some fans feel he is holding the club to ransom but honestly, can you blame him?

Who would not try to use their personal power if they were in that position, is it Ramsey or the club that are actually to blame?

With all this said and done, nobody can question his work rate and attitude – I am sure he will give his all until January or until the summer.

Personally, I feel he will be missed and perhaps it may take a couple of years to appreciate what he has done for the club.

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