Arsene Wenger reckons there is still a chance that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will remain a Gunners player beyond the end of this season.
Wenger signed Ramsey from Cardiff City for £4.8 million in 2008 and the Wales international has gone on to make 242 Premier League appearances for Arsenal, as well as twice scoring the winner in the FA Cup Final.
However, negotiations to extend his current contract at the Emirates broke down recently with the Gunners board having withdrawn their offer of a new deal.
Wenger has revealed that he tried to tie Ramsey down to a new deal during his time in charge in North London and he still holds some hope that the 27-year-old will commit his future to Arsenal.
“We tried that before and it still can happen,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“I don’t really know what is happening at Arsenal. Sure, Aaron Ramsey is in a strong position now and he will use this position.
“But I don’t know how far Arsenal will go in terms of giving him a huge contract. These things were once my responsibility but not anymore. I am happy about that.”
Arsenal’s top six rivals Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all thought to be interested in signing Ramsey either in January or at the end of the season.