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Mkhitaryan and Lacazette talk Rambo

Last year’s new boys want the Arsenal legend to stay.

Arsenal v Paris Saint Germain Pre Matchday Activity Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette decided to speak up this weekend regarding Aaron Ramsey’s potential contract extension with Arsenal Football Club. Ramsey has made quite the impression on his Armenian teammate in just a short seven month span since he joined the Welsh international at the club. Speaking from their Singapore tour, Mkhitaryan praised the Arsenal midfielder for his time at the club to Sky Sports,

“He has been at this club for 10 years already and it seems he has become a symbol for this club,” he said. ”I will be very happy for him if he is going to sign a new contract because he is [part of the] history of Arsenal already and I hope he can become a legend.

”His work rate is high and everyone appreciates what he does on the pitch and off the pitch because he is a true professional. ”It is very easy to be next to him on the pitch because he tries to be everywhere to help the team, to score goals, with assists, to tackle and recover balls. ”That’s why I am going to be very happy if he stays at this club.”

Alexandre Lacazette decided to join in on the Ramsey praise during the tour too,

“Aaron has been there for about 10 years, he is like a legend at the club. ”We have to be respectful for everything he has done and of course with his quality he can help the team to be better. He brings stability, quality and leadership. He is an example for all the young players too, so of course we need Aaron in the team.”

To no one’s surprise, it seems apparent Aaron is highly respected in the Arsenal dressing room and probably the odds-on favorite to wear the captain’s armband for the foreseeable future if he puts pen to paper and commits his future to the club.

Ramsey is coming off a season that saw him contribute 11 goals and 12 assists in 32 matches across all competitions. Aaron currently sits at 57 goals and 56 assists including two FA Cup Final winning goals. Ramsey joined the club from Cardiff City in 2008 for 5 million pounds.