Paul Merson explains why Arsenal have withdrawn Aaron Ramsey offer

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Arsenal coach Unai Emery has said he has no issue with having to play on the Monday night of a European week because televising matches "is important".

Arsenal's 5-1 win over Fulham in their last game before the global break was the ninth consecutive victory under Emery, and was played to the soundtrack of Arsenal fans singing: "We've got our Arsenal back".

In the Premier League, the report suggests that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham could also go for Ramsey, however they are likely to play the long game, with Everton the keen club likely to make the first move. If they decided we are going to play Monday we don't stop to think if it is better to play Monday or not. I think we have to continue doing a lot of the things to get better.

"And of course you know you need to improve every day but Arsenal actually are on a very good run, especially in the Premier League".

"If we are remembering the last match at the Emirates we won but not playing like we want - with the control against the opposition." he added.

His current deal is due to expire next summer, and former manager Arsene Wenger has said Ramsey could still agree new terms with the club.

"Maybe for Monday it's hard [for him to play]".

The Nabil Fekir drama in the summer transfer window has only served to exacerbate how predictable Liverpool's midfield is at times and with Naby Keita struggling to adapt to the Premier League, the need for a playmaker is only highlighted further.

Emery deflected questions about Aaron Ramsey's future, and refused to speculate on whether contract talks with the midfielder could be resumed. My focus is on every match; the football.

"I'm thinking about Monday's match first".

"I want the mentality for the next match".

The 27-year-old has been one of the north London side's most consistent players in the past three or four signings, performing on a more regular basis than the Gunners' best-paid player, Ozil.