Arsenal news: Emery sent Ramsey warning as Man Utd and Liverpool circle

“Arsene Wenger was like a second father to him, like he was to a lot of the younger players. It’s a shame they didn’t get it sorted, it’s a little sad.

“They weren’t able to sit down as two parties, club and player, and get a deal sorted for this great player. He’s only 29, he’s got his best years ahead of him. He’s a goalscorer from midfield, they’re very few and far between in Europe.

“What was [Steven] Gerrard worth? What was [Frank] Lampard worth? I’m not saying that Aaron is that type of player but what I’m saying is goalscoring midfielders are gold dust.”

Arsenal could opt to cash in on Ramsey in the January transfer window.

Ramsey can open talks with foreign clubs in the New Year, with Bayern Munich and Juventus eyeing the midfielder.