While Aaron Ramsey would have hoped his Arsenal career would have ended with him helping the Gunners lift the Europa League trophy, the Welshman has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
After picking up a hamstring injury in Arsenal’s quarter-final win over Napoli last month, Unai Emery has revealed that the midfielder will be unable to make another appearance for the Premier League outfit before completing a move to Juventus this summer.
After a decade long stay in North London, the 28-year-old will officially join the defending Serie A champions on June 1st.
Unai Emery praises Aaron Ramsey, who has played his final game for the club due to injury.
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With many around the Emirates still amazed that they let the Welshman leave on a free transfer this summer, Ramsey has played a pivotal part in Emery’s debut Premier League campaign.
Before being struck down in Naples last month, Ramsey had made 40 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions and his six assists this campaign is only bettered by teammate Alexandre Lacazette.
Ramsey moved to Arsenal in 2008 from Cardiff City in a deal woth £4.8million and is currently the Gunners’ longest-serving player.
The Welshman was in talks over a new deal, but Arsenal withdrew the offer in September for football and financial reasons.
During his decade long stay in the top-flight, Ramsey has helped Arsenal win three FA Cup titles, scoring the winning goals in the 2014 and 2017 finals against Hull City and Chelsea respectively.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, the former PSG boss announced Ramsey’s season-ending injury and also praised the 28-year-olds contribution to his squad this season.
Emery also mentioned that the door will be open if Ramsey does decide to make a Premier League return in the future.
“We can’t use him. Injuries come for players like that and we have players who can play.
“But he was in a good moment when he took this injury. I had a good experience with him, he transmitted his energy and his heart is red like Arsenal.
“I said to him, ‘I want to do something important in your last matches here’ – though he could come back maybe in the future.
“I want to do something important. It will not be with him on the pitch – but still with him, with us.
“I spoke with him yesterday and he feels Arsenal and wants to enjoy the last matches.
“Aaron played so many years here, he is so important for the club and the players, because he did so much for the new players.
“He signed for Juventus but he is still a professional and always fought for the club.
“Some other players might stop fighting – but he loves this club, so he stayed 100 per cent.
“He has a great mentality. I will miss him a lot – we have good memories.”
Sadly for Emery, Ramsey is not the only midfielder at the Emirates who has been hit with a season-ending injury.
After enduring a lackluster cameo loan move from Barcelona back in January, Spanish international Denis Suarez has announced he will also not feature for the remainder of the campaign after failing to overcome a groin injury picked up against BATE back in February.