The Welshman, whose contract expires next summer, is rumoured to be leaving the Gunners in January
Aaron Ramsey has been named as Arsenal captain for their Premier League clash with Manchester United on Wednesday night.
The midfielder, whose contract expires next summer, has not been offered a new deal by the Gunners and is widely expected to leave the club, either in January or as a free agent in the summer.
Ramsey is Arsenal’s longest-serving current player, joining the club from Cardiff City ten years ago.
The Welshman has been restricted to brief cameos in the Premier League this season, but he came off the bench to grab two assists in the 4-2 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.
Now Emery has rewarded Ramsey by, not only starting him against United, but also giving him the captain’s armband.
And these Arsenal fans are hopeful it might be a statement of intent from the club: