The Welsh star has been in negotiations with Arsenal over a new contract and the 27-year-old has made an impressive start to the current Premier League campaign.
However, the German will get more chances to shine, with Emery saying Cech is expected to be out for two to three weeks.More news: US sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro
However, AC MIlan have one big advantage of their rivals.
"It's a factor", Townsend told Sky Sports.
"It should have been done ages ago". Ivan Gazidis has got a lot to answer for this to happen because Ramsey should be a focal point in the team.
"The two games in the Europa League and Carabao Cup were important for me to get a feel of my defence so it wasn't too hard for me". And now with this injury, he has waited for his moment'. I want to have also the best preparation for him, for his mentality and his quality, to give us our best performance to help us to win.More news: Blasey Ford says '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh assaulted her
"If it's going to happen, take the contract off the table, take your chances with it".
"Change and succession is not only inevitable for a club like Arsenal, it is necessary if it is continually to keep moving forward".
Ozil was then handed the armband after Ramsey was substituted and the Welshman was evidently not happy with Emery's decision.More news: Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through