Arsenal boss Unai Emery has called on midfield maestro Aaron Ramsey to pay attention to his appearances for the team rather than the rumour surrounding his Arsenal future.
The Welsh international midfielder had been in negotiate the club over a new contract, with his current contract set to run out at the end of the campaign but Arsenal opted to withdraw their offer last month.
‘My focus and his focus I want on the team,’ Unai Emery told Sky Sports. ‘It’s true that each player has individual contractual situations to speak with the club, but we need, separately, two things.
‘For me it’s, and with Aaron, it’s, very clear – our conversations. And also (Thursday) he played with this commitment, with this behaviour, with the focus to help the team.
‘I am very happy with how he played against Sporting, individually and collectively. I want the same from Sunday and for these matches. Focus on the team and focus on being together in this situation and then we’ll see.
‘Aaron and the club can speak, and he can think for his contract with the club and with his thinking maybe of the possibility that he won’t continue here.
‘But, for me, for us and for the team, it’s about being together and getting better and in each training for us.’