Announcement close as Ramsey finally set to sign new mega Arsenal deal

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Arsenal have been given a huge boost as midfielder Aaron Ramsey now looks set to sign a new deal, according to the Daily Star.

The 27-year-old looked to be heading out of the Emirates after delaying in agreeing a new deal with the club. Reports had it that his agent was asking him to hold out for a move to Barcelona.

It was believed that the club were looking to sell him this summer if he doesn’t renew his contract which expires in the summer of 2019, as they were looking to avoid the situation they got into with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez last season.

The German and the Chilean had both dragged on their contracts, forcing the club to sell Sanchez to Manchester United and hand Ozil a £300,000 a week contract in January.

There are a number of reported interests in Ramsey, but the club heads feel they will not be able to sign a midfielder of his quality this summer, and would not want to further weaken their midfield that already needs strengthening.

They have now made convincing him to sign a new deal a priority, and have offered him a significant pay rise on his current deal.