Crouch wrote for the Daily Mail: "The story that I am struggling to understand is how Arsenal are prepared to let Aaron Ramsey — a midfielder with such ability and someone I hold in the highest regard — run his contract down and walk away for nothing next summer.
"Clearly, there are things going on behind the scenes that we do not know about.
"What I am sure of, though, is Ramsey's ability and it seems odd that Arsenal, according to reports, are not looking to find a compromise given his influence on the team.
"He has done as much as any of the playing staff in recent years to help bring the club success, scoring the winning goal in two FA Cup finals (2014 and 2017). For that alone, his place in Arsenal's history is secured."