Being the manager that brought Aaron Ramsey to Arsenal and developed him as a player for a decade, it’s no surprise that Arsene Wenger has decided to comment on the Welshmen’s impending departure to Juventus.
Wenger signed Ramsey from Cardiff City in 2008 and saw the midfielder win him two FA Cups with winning goals in the 2014 and 2017 finals.
Ramsey will officially become a Juventus player on 1st July, when his contract with the Gunners expires. He will become the highest paid British footballer of all time, pocketing a reported £400,000-a-week in Turin.
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Speaking at tonight’s Laureus Sport Awards, Wenger said, “It will be a loss for Arsenal. I must say it will be an interesting move for Ramsey.
“He is a player who is great going forward. His main quality is he can keep the final ball and he makes interesting runs from deep.
“You don’t find many players today who can make midfield runs off the ball. It will be an interesting addition for Juventus.”
It’s hard to disagree with Wenger’s claim that Ramsey will be a loss for the club, given everything he’s brought to the first team over the last few years and also given the relative lack of options in Unai Emery’s midfield at the moment.
(h/t sky sports)