Emery opens up and reveals who could be replaceing Ramsey at Arsenal next season
Unai Emery has hinted that he wants youth to replace the departed Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal.
After months of speculation and rumours, Ramsey could not agree a new deal at the Emirates as the Gunners were not prepared to offer him the kind of deal he was seeking and he has agreed to make a smart move to sign with Italian giants Juventus.
Juventus beat off a number of clubs to sign the Welshman, with some reports suggesting that they have offered Ramsey around £350,000-a-week to leave the Premier League for Seria A.
And that has led to speculation in the media about whom could come in an replace the Welshman, with a whole host of top-class midfielders from around Europe linked with a move to the Emirates.
But Emery praised the impact of Joe Willock, who made his first Premier league start of the season in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Burnley today, as well as Eddie Nketiah who scored the Gunners’ third, and thinks that it’s the young players currently in the Arsenal set-up that can fill the gap left by Ramsey.
He said: “We need to use young players like Ramsey who played here when he was young. Every player can take chances and use these chances to improve with us.
“Willock and Nketiah played the 90 minutes, they used this time to help us with a good match. It’s our responsibility to give them chances but find the best performance as a team.
“Young players need opportunities to be with us in training.”
A lot has been said about the fact that Arsenal allowed Ramsey to leave the club on a free deal, especially as they could have got around £50 million for him during last summer’s transfer window.
But he has agreed his move and will leave, so the club have to look to the future and considering they already have a number of midfielders at the club, promoting from within could be a smart move.
Emery will not have a lot of money to play with this summer and saving some by giving talents a chance, means he will have more cash to splash on key areas of the pitch.