Aaron Ramsey absent from training ahead of Southampton clash

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However, in the Europa League, the Gunners are going from strength to strength with Ramsey scoring twice in the 4 - 1 thrashing of CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final first leg. "Sometimes it is to get to the core of the problem when you have recurrence of an injury".

The Welshman's current £110,000 per week deal ends in 2019 and having seen the club flustered in other negotiations, Wenger believes the new dynamic in the Arsenal hierarchy will see a swift resolution to talks.

"Sometimes it's one single movement that you have to change, and it takes time".

Arsenal are, thus, now desperate to tie Ramsey down to a new deal and keep him away from the clutches of Manchester United.

"On my side that is clear", he said.

However, a confident Wenger is not concerned about losing another one of his star players as he said, via the Guardian: "We are communicating".

The 60-year-old has a contract until the end of the season with the French club and has already been on the radar of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

"Having players who want to play for the club is the way we want to play football and is in the values we feel are important to us".

"We do not want to have to convince players to stay".

Vialli, a Chelsea legend who played alongside Conte for Juventus, but who now works as a pundit for Sky Italia, added to the debate around Conte's future by claiming his compatriot could no longer cop with the club's policy of buying and selling players without consulting him. Human bodies are a bit like Formula One. But we haven't spoken in a year. "We have to go there with that right focus and try to win the game".

"So sometimes it's very hard to understand why". He is trying to give his opinion. It is not my opinion.

'We are so far off fourth but not so far off fifth. The people who stay very close to me they know very well my intentions - to stay, to stay here, to continue my job here.

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