Aaron Ramsey says that discussions are ongoing between his agent and Arsenal about a new contract.
The Welsh international has less than 12 months left on his current deal, and his future is an increasingly hot topic among fans.
Speaking about it on the pre-season tour of Singapore, the 27 year old confirmed that talks were progressing, but wouldn’t be drawn on when there might be a conclusion.
“Talks are still ongoing, but I’ve got nothing more to say about that,” he said when asked about a new deal.
He was then asked how optimistic he was about everything being sorted, and continued, “Well we’ll see what happens but my agent and the club are talking. I’m just leaving that to them to discuss and sort out.
“But we’re yet to come to an agreement so that’s something that my agent and the club are discussing to try and get something done.
“I’m not sure exactly [when talks will be complete], it’s taken a bit of time so far so we’ll have to wait and see.”
Hopefully he’s just playing his cards close to his chest, and the fact that negotiations are ongoing is positive.