Arsenal’s decision to let Aaron Ramsey leave on a free this summer has caused plenty of controversy among the Gunners support but The Mirror have now shed fresh light on why Unai Emery will let the Welshman go.
Ramsey has spent over a decade at The Emirates and has been a loyal servant to the club he joined from Cardiff City in 2008, making over 350 appearances in Arsenal colours and scoring 62 goals.
The 28-year-old has also been one of Arsenal’s most impressive performers since Emery replaced Arsene Wenger at the helm, even if many of his games have come from the bench. So Arsenal’s decision to bring an end to negotiations over a new contract certainly raised plenty of eyebrows.
According to The Standard, Ramsey agreed a five-year deal with Juventus in February and will earn a staggering £400,000 a week with the Serie A champions.
But why did Arsenal agree to let one of their longest serving players go? Well, according to The Mirror, Ramsey never fit the prototype of what Emery wants from an Arsenal midfielder.
It is claimed that the former Sevilla and PSG boss wants a ‘strong, aggressive’ enforcer who is capable of leading the high-press from the front. For all of Ramsey’s qualities, physicality and relentless pressing are hardly his trademark.
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