What Arsenal plan to do if Aaron Ramsey refuses to sign a new contract this summer

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Aaron Ramsey captained Arsenal to victory in Arsene Wenger's final game in charge on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Welshman - who joined the Gunners from Cardiff in 2008 - is entering the final year of his contract in north London.

"We wanted that away win," said Ramsey after Sunday's 1-0 win over Huddersfield.

"We hadn’t managed to do that yet so it was important and end Arsene‘s final game with a win.

"He told us to go out, play how we wanted and win. It is going to be strange without him next season but he has been brilliant and we will forever be thankful."

Wenger's successor has not yet been chosen although Mikel Arteta is currently the leading candidate for the job.

The Spanish coach played alongside Ramsey at the Emirates - and one of his first jobs as manager may well be to convince the talented midfielder to extend his contract.

If Ramsey doesn't sign

Arsenal do not want to find themselves being held to ransom like they were with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in January.

According to The Sun, Arsenal will take drastic action if Ramsey refuses to sign a new contract by the start of the 2018/19 season.

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The report suggests that Ramsey will be made available for sale if he doesn't put pen-to-paper this summer.

As per The Sun: "Talks have been going on with Ramsey’s representatives for the past few months but no real progress has been made."

He is reportedly aware of interest from a number of leading clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus.

Ramsey currently earns £100,000-a-week in north London but is holding out for a big payrise.

Fellow Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is still yet to sign a new deal at the club and has just weeks remaining before he will become a free agent.

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The 26-year-old academy graduate has been heavily linked with a move elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal both have one year remaining on their current deals.

Keeping Ramsey must be a priority for Arsenal - they cannot afford to lose another player of his calibre on the cheap.

So will Ramsey follow Sanchez out the Arsenal exit door? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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