Emery on one player Arsenal made ‘decision’ to ditch
Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed how the Gunners lost one of their key players last summer in what was a contentious move for most fans of the club.
Since the days of Arsene Wenger, Arsenal fans have often had to brace themselves for the exits of star players whenever the transfer window opens and that trend certainly continued during last summer.
Aaron Ramsey, who happened to be one of the longest-serving players in the Gunners’ squad at the time, ended up saying goodbye to Arsenal after several years at the Emirates stadium.
The former Cardiff City star failed to sign a new contract to remain in north London and following the expiration of his deal, he chose to move to the Serie A and join Juventus.
According to Unai Emery, the midfielder’s decision to leave was actually made between him and the club, with the Gunners fine with ditching the Welshman.
“The decisions were made by the club and Ramsey himself,” he told Tutto Juve.
“The player decided to leave and moved to a big team, which inevitably led him to another football.
“Aaron will be a very important player for Juventus; he has the same ambition.
“I congratulated him because he chose a team where he can win so much.
“Juve is a big name in European and world football. After so many years in England, this is a great challenge for him.”