Gunners legend Ian Wright says he is frustrated that Arsenal will lose midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer in the summer.
Juventus confirmed yesterday that the Welshman had signed a four-year deal to join the Bianconeri from July 1st.
Wright believes the club are losing an excellent player who hasn’t been fully appreciated during his time at the Emirates:
“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. The fact is we’re losing a great player.”
Reports from the BBC have indicated that Ramsey will be paid in excess of £400,000 a week by Juve; a figure Arsenal were never likely to pay.
In fact, it is believed the Gunners did offer the 28-year-old a new contract back in September but quickly realised that they couldn’t match the midfielder’s salary demands.
As well as Juventus, Manchester United and Liverpool were also said to be among the clubs interested in the midfielder, but Juventus were the club that made the best offer.
Ramsey has made 30 appearances for the club this campaign, scoring three goals and providing seven assists.