Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will not sell Aaron Ramsey, even if he were offered £50m for the Welshman.
The 22-year-old has been in brilliant form this season, scoring eight goals in the league and assisting four and he is looking like a serious candidate for the Premier League player of the year award, which would make him the second Welshman in two years, after Gareth Bale last season, to win it.
The former Cardiff City man scored a brace in Arsenal's 3-0 win over the newly promoted side and was praised by Wenger for his meteoric rise this season.
His form has led the Gunners to the top of table, seven points above second placed Liverpool who have an opportunity to close the gap to four as they take on Hull City on Sunday.
This is the first time in more than five years that the Gunners have truly challenged for the title and the Arsenal team will be hoping that Ramsey can maintain his form and avoid injury.
Meanwhile, performance brings the fear of a possible transfer, especially with Arsenal, who have consistently sold their best players over the years. However, Wenger believes that the Welshman will stay for a long time, having recently signed a new contract with the Gunners.
"No. We don't want to sell anybody, we want to keep the team together. I've suffered enough for years for having to sell the players. Now we are in a stronger position financially," Wenger said when asked if he would sell Ramsey for £50m.
On the title race, Wenger added: "Let's go a few more games. It's still a bit early for me but what is good for us is that we can show consistency and that's always a very good sign for a team. Every win makes you a bit stronger. If we can take care of the concentration level and the desire to improve then we will have a good chance."