Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has claimed that it will be so frustrating for fans to see quality players leaving the Gunners again.
Aaron Ramsey is repeatedly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium either in January or next summer.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton have strongly emerged as the potential suitors for the Welsh midfielder.
The 27-year-old, whose contract at Arsenal is due to expire at the end of this season, is the Gunners’ current longest-serving player.
The North London side are likely to let Ramsey leave on a free transfer next summer. But Seaman has revealed he is not of how the club treated the midfielder.
“Arsenal used to just sort you out because they didn’t want you to leave early,” Seaman said.
“It has happened a few times now with the current Arsenal management that players are being left right until the end and then it becomes panic offers.”
“The situation with Aaron Ramsey, I find it hard to get my head around.”
“They make an offer and then take it off so then if they are not going to make him a new offer they are obviously going to want to sell him but now he can just say ‘er, no, I will wait another six months and go at the end of the season’ and Arsenal get nothing for a guy who is a quality player.”
“It must be so frustrating for fans to see this as it is frustrating for me that quality players are leaving Arsenal again.”
“It was like with Jack Wilshere (who left on a free to join West Ham in the summer).”
“These are home-grown players and players you want to keep at the club.”
The Wales international, who joined the Gunners in 2008 from Cardiff for a £6m deal, is now free to talk to other clubs and can sign a pre-contract agreement.