Arsenal manager Unai Emery has insisted that Aaron Ramsey is being treated no differently than any other Gunners players, despite the Wales international being widely expected to leave the Emirates this season.
Negotiations over a new contract for Ramsey – who is Arsenal’s longest-serving player – broke down recently with the North London club now having rescinded their offer to extend his current deal that expires at the end of the season.
Ramsey came off the bench to score a sublime flicked goal during the Gunners last Premier League fixture against Fulham and Emery has revealed that he expects the same level of focus from the 27-year-old as he does from all other members of his squad.
“I want his performance to be like the other players. For example, in the last match he started on the bench, then he played 25 minutes with this performance.
“On Monday it’s the same if he starts in the first XI or on the bench, to come with the focus for this match to help us. It’s not different (than it is) for other players.
Arsenal play Leicester on Monday Night Football, with Emery’s men looking to secure their 10th win in a row in all competitions.