Unai Emery opens up about Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal situation

The Arsenal manager has no regrets about the Aaron Ramsey situation despite his impressive display against Chelsea FC

Unai Emery
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Unai Emery insists Arsenal can’t dwell on Aaron Ramsey’s impending move to Juventus – but the Gunners boss credited his performance in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea FC.

The Wales international is thought to be closing in on an agreement with the Serie A champions ahead of a potential move on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Ramsey is set to become a free agent in the summer and the Welshman is in a position where he can talk to potential European suitors ahead of a transfer when the current campaign finishes.

The 28-year-old has still managed to maintain his performance level despite the uncertainty surrounding his future over the past 12 months or so.

Arsenal decided to withdraw a contract offer last year to leave Ramsey in a position where the Welshman had to consider a transfer away from the London club.

The former Cardiff star was one of Arsenal’s best players in an impressive 2-0 victory over Chelsea FC at The Emirates on Saturday evening to bolster their top-four hopes.

But Emery has no regrets about the Ramsey situation and has heaped praise on the versatile midfielder for his continued commitment on the pitch.

“We spoke about the circumstance with Ramsey three months ago and now the decision is finished for him and for the club,” Emery is quoted as saying by The Sun.

“Yes, of course, his future is very important for his family but it is also very important for him to be OK to play for us like he did against Chelsea.

“I am very happy with him because in the last month his focus has been very clear.

“Two weeks ago when we travelled to Blackpool where the atmosphere was difficult and the pitch was not good, he said to me ‘I want to play and help this team’.

“That is the spirit I want to see and I didn’t need to ask him because I knew he wanted to play against Chelsea and he helped us with his quality.”

Ramsey has scored two goals in 20 games in the Premier League this season.

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