Lauren reveals one of Arsenal’s top transfer priorities this summer
Lauren highlights the importance of Arsenal replacing Aaron Ramsey this summer
Lauren believes that replacing Aaron Ramsey is going to be one of Arsenal’s top transfer priorities this summer.
Ramsey is leaving the north London club this summer after the Gunners allowed his contract to run down.
The Wales international has agreed a deal to join Juventus when his contract with the Gunners expires this summer, and that has left Arsenal seeking reinforcements in central midfield.
Ramsey was a firm favourite amongst Arsenal fans and he is widely regarded as a top-quality midfielder who will be difficult to replace.
Former Arsenal star Lauren feels that Unai Emery will already have an idea about who he wants to bring in this summer as he looks to fill the void left by Ramsey’s exit.
Speaking in an interview with the American Gambler, Lauren said when asked if replacing Ramsey will be one of the club’s top priorities this summer: “It could be, and it’s something that Unai Emery will be looking at – he will know who needs to come in.
“Ramsey is a top player and there’s no doubt that he has been outstanding, and what I love about him is his professionalism.
“He knew that he wasn’t going to be at Arsenal next year having not renewed his contract, but he has been committed, scoring goals, playing like it is the last game of the season every game.
“This is the commitment that we need from players, that can show their willingness to perform well and to show Emery their desire and determination to be part of the team.
“We need a player to come to the club with this kind of example, because it’s a big team and this is the way that they have to perform.
“Sometimes if players know they are not going to be at the club there is a lack of commitment, players not playing the way they should be, but it has been spot on from Ramsey.”
Ramsey scored four goals and made six assists in 28 Premier League games for Arsenal in his final campaign with the Gunners.
Arsenal are likely to be linked with a host of players this summer as they look to add to their squad ahead of Emery’s second campaign in charge of the north London club.