Experienced journalist Raphael Honigstein has confirmed the reason behind the imminent exit of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey from the club.
The German pundit told the Sunday Supplement via the Daily Star that the Welshman didn’t represent money for value for Arsenal boss Unai Emery and that played a major role in the decision not to offer Aaron Ramsey a new contract at the club.
Honigstein went on to say that Arsenal initially offered him a new contract only for his financial demands to play a big role in its withdrawal.
Arsenal withdrew their new contract offer to the Welsh international star earlier this year.
The former Cardiff City player has six months remaining on his contract with the Gunners.
His contract status with Arsenal means that he can leave on a free transfer at the end of the season or for a cut-price deal in the January transfer window.
Ramsey can start to negotiate a free transfer move with clubs outside of England as from the start of next year.
He has spent almost 11 years at Arsenal since the Welsh international playmaker signed for Arsenal at the expense of Manchester United while he was a teenager in the summer of 2008.