Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder does not want early Arsenal exit

Aaron Ramsey says he wants to stay at Arsenal until the end of the season despite having a new four-year contract offer withdrawn by the club.

The Wales midfielder’s current deal expires next summer, when he could leave for free.

And though the breakdown in talks has raised the prospect of a move in January – with Liverpool and Juventus among those linked – Ramsey says he may keep till the tip of this term.

“Of course, yeah,” he said.

“I am contracted to Arsenal and I am going to do my best now this season to try and achieve something special.”

As things stand, Ramsey can have the choice of signing a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club from one January.

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