The Wales international had apparently looked set to sign a new four-year deal, but social media posts – which have since been deleted – from Ramsey’s Avid Sports and Entertainment Group agents claimed early in October that Arsenal had changed their mind.
As a result, Arsenal stand to lose Ramsey on a free transfer at the end of the season, and Wilshere – who is now at West Ham after leaving in a similar situation in July – thinks Unai Emery and the club are making a mistake.
“For me he’s a future Arsenal captain. I know he loves the club. It’s difficult for me to comment on because I’m not there, but I do know he’s a great player – if it was me I know I would want to keep him around.
“We went into the first team in the same year. He came from Cardiff and I came from the youth team. We automatically clicked because we were both young and new to that sort of environment.
“And you’d have to say them all – and that speaks volumes about the type of player he is.”