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Arsenal legend says Gunners should sell Ozil and keep Ramsey

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes his former side are making a mistake in allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave the club, and believes Mesut Ozil should be sold instead.

Welshman Ramsey’s contract is set to expire in the summer, and with terms withdrawn over a new deal, looks set to leave The Emirates on a free transfer after over a decade at the club.

“My personal decision would be that I’d rather keep Ramsey than Ozil.’ Parlour told talkSPORT.

“I think Aaron brings a little bit to the team.

“Mesut Ozil is a great player, I’m not doubting that, but you can leave him out. We didn’t miss him [against Tottenham], whereas I thought Ramsey made an impact in the second half.

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“Aaron has been there a long time, he’s been there for 10 years, so you’ve got to look that as well.

“Some players would sulk and say, ‘I’m leaving at the end of the season, so it doesn’t really matter’, but his attitude has been spot on.

“He knows he’s leaving at the end of the season, but he was brilliant in midweek in the Europa League.

“I would rather have Aaron Ramsey.”

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