Gunners legend Wright opens up after Arsenal fans see £325,000-a-week Ramsey deal get confirmed!
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has opened up after seeing Aaron Ramsey confirm his move to Juventus.
Ramsey was in talks over a new deal for month, but simply could not come to some sort of agreement at the club as very high wages, and rumours he would not be part of Unai Emery’s plans at the Emirates, meant he was able to agree a pre-contract agreement with Juventus in January.
And earlier this week he announced that he would be making that big move to Juventus, after agreeing a four-and-a-half year deal with the Champions for a wage of around £325,000-a-week.
And legend Wright has claimed the huge wages paid to Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan means there was nothing left in the kitty to offer Ramsey a competitive salary.
“Ramsey is just another player who got into a situation where he could run the contract down,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 live.
“And when you consider the contracts that have been given out, they just couldn’t afford to keep Aaron Ramsey to keep him alongside the players they’ve got with the contracts that they’re on.
“So unfortunately we lose him and, you know, he’s been magnificent.
“Maybe he was never really appreciated at Arsenal.
“I think what people will see now is when you watch how he plays and the professionalism, he’s one of those players that, no matter how poorly Arsenal were playing, he never hid.
“Never hid, always showed for the ball, got loads of stick from loads of people but continued to try to make things happen in the way he sees fit and the way he plays football.”
Here is what we think on Ramsey.
It was a bad decision from Arsenal to let him leave the club for nothing, but it is a great move for the Welshman.