Unai Emery respects Aaron Ramsey’s decision to leave Arsenal at the end of this season. The Welsh midfielder will leave the club on a free transfer after the Gunners have withdrawn their offer of a renewal for Ramsey in October. It is believed that the midfielder has already agreed a deal with Juventus.
Emery told a news conference that he believes Ramsey will stay focused to play for Arsenal despite knowing he will leave the club. “It’s an individual situation rather than the team. My idea and focus, I say to him every day, is that we need his performance for us. In the last match I was very happy with him.”
“I asked in the last match at Blackpool [in the FA Cup] if he is okay to help us play and he said, ‘Yeah, coach, I want to play’ and he played with a very big behaviour and commitment to us. After, his future belongs to him, his family and agent. Every day he’s here with us, he’s working very well. I want his behaviour and his focus to be on West Ham on Saturday.”
“I respect his decision a lot. I cannot say more about his situation. The most important thing is that Aaron Ramsey is with us. His future I respect a lot because he has a very private decision but he is with us every day, and I repeat that I am very happy with him. When I look at every player and they’re training like Aaron is this week, I feel calm ahead of the next match because the players are all focused.”