When Unai Emery announced Arsenal’s decision to withdraw their contract offer for longest serving player Aaron Ramsey, majority of the club’s fanbase were left utterly disappointed. Until this season, Aaron Ramsey was the longest serving player of the club and his commitment and loyalty to the club meant the club should have done anything to keep him within their fold.
Alas, they felt he was not deserving of a new contract and he’s left for free. The Welsh midfielder agreed to join Juventus on a four year deal that will make him the most paid British footballer. While Arsenal are still struggling to re-establish themselves as one of the Premier League top clubs, Ramsey is certain to enjoy the benefits of plying his trade for the biggest club in the Serie A.
During his spell for Arsenal, he scored 40 goals in the League and his general contribution to the club is partly responsible for the FA Cup titles they won in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He won Arsenal player of the season in the 2013-14 and 2017-18 seasons and we all thought Arsenal should have taken advantage of his age and experience.
He started this season with Arsenal brightly but it appeared that when Emery figured he would be without the player next season, he left him on the bench. However, towards the end of the season, Ramsey got back into the team and salvaged lots of points for the Gunners. He’s used to playing in a free role mode but Emery had deployed him behind the striker to bring bare his man-marking energy up the pitch.
His departure from Arsenal has left a huge void in the club’s midfield. Although there a few energetic midfielders at the club, it appears there’s currently not march for Ramsey at the club. The weakest link in the team of Arsenal is the defence but they are left with no choice than to be in the chase of a player that can replace Ramsey.