Arsenal boss Unai Emery has opened up about Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation at the club. Emery has told Ramsey to focus on his performance more and about his contract less.
Emery said, “I spoke with him last week. I said: I want you focused only on training and only on the match, you show us the capacity to help the team. The contract is another thing for his agent and the club but we want and I need his focus only on training, only on the match and on his performance each day.”
When asked if he felt that Ramsey lacked focus, he said, “I don’t know but I am thinking in the present. I spoke with him last week but now, today, my focus is on the match and I want the player to be focused only on Saturday.”
Unai Emery had some words of praise for teenager Matteo Guendouzi. He said, “He is improving, he is playing and working every day. He is hungry – he wants to improve, he wants to learn every day, every match. It is a very big, positive surprise with him. Last year he was in Ligue 2 but when the club [Arsenal] spoke with me about him, the club had worked and watched him, we agreed [to sign him].
When he arrived here – not the first day, which is very difficult – but after two weeks we spoke and said: ‘his performance is a very big surprise’ but also in each training and match we need him to show this progress consistently.”
Arsenal play West Ham today.