Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson has told manager Unai Emery that the club will be wrong to let Aaron Ramsey leave the Emirates for a free transfer next summer.

Ramsey’s current deal with the Gunners is due to expire at the end of this season and talks between both sides are yet to take place.

According to reports in England, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all interested in the Wales international’s service.

But former played-turned to pundit Hartson believes if they let the 27-year-old move for free, they will regret the decision.

“It is a blow. It’s a blow for Aaron as well because he genuinely likes it at Arsenal,” BT Sport analyst Hartson exclusively told Express Sport.

“There were talks initially, he was more than happy to sit around a table and discuss it. He doesn’t know, so I’m never going to know why the talks broke down.”

“It’s a blow for Arsenal and him because I speak to Aaron, I know he loves the club. He’s been there almost 10 years.”

“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 are back into the Premier League action today afternoon as Emery’s men will host Bournemouth at the Emirates.

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