Arsenal boss Unai Emery opens up on £36m Ramsey transer decision

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he respects Aaron Ramsey’s decision to move to Juventus at the end of the season.

Ramsey has been at the Emirates for over a decade now and has played well over 350 times for the Gunners, but greed seemed to get the best of him after reports emerged which suggested he wanted a deal closer to the one that Mesut Ozil signed, rather than the £220,000-a-week Arsenal were prepared to offer.

And in the end Arsenal and Ramsey decided to part ways and now Ramsey has decdided to join Juventus, with reports he has agreed a massive £36 million deal to sign for the Italian Champions.

“My idea and focus, I say to him every day, is with us,” he said.

“We need his performance for us. The last matches I am very happy with him. I asked him the last match if he’s ok to help us play, he said yes I want to play. He played with a big commitment to us.

“His future is individually for him, for his family, his agent. Every training day with us he is working very well and I want his focus to us from him the same on Saturday.

“I respect a lot his decision. I cannot say more than this situation. For me the most important (thing) is Ramsey with us. His future I respect a lot because it is a very private decision. But between him with us everyday, I am very happy with him now.”

Did Arsenal make a mistake letting Ramsey leave?

Ramsey did not deserve the kind of offer that he wanted to stay, but Arsenal should have tried to gets some money for the Welshman as letting him leave for nothing at the end of the season is a bad bit of business.


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