Aaron Ramsey has admitted he doesn’t understand how his Arsenal departure came about, stating that he wanted to stay in north London.
The Welsh midfielder moved to the Gunners in 2008, spent 11 years with the club, and made 371 appearances before moving on to join Italian giants Juventus on a free transfer in the summer of 2019.
Ramsey was offered £400k a week to move to Turin with many Arsenal fans left upset that the player had opted to leave the club due to the significant payrise on offer, but according to the Nice star, that wasn’t the case.
Speaking to The Times, Ramsey explained: “It all happened . . . I agreed to a contract they proposed.
“Things went quiet for a few weeks. I was telling my agent, ‘Let’s do it,’ then all of a sudden the contract was no longer there. So there was nothing to sign or agree.
“It was a difficult start for a few months with Unai.
“As the season was going on, I was playing more and playing really well. Then January came and I had to make a decision whether I carried on and saw what happened or whether I agreed somewhere.”
Ramsey added: “I decided to do that [move] because there was nothing on the table [from Arsenal].
“There was a lot of change with the manager coming,” he says. “I don’t understand, I still don’t know what exactly happened.
“I have no bad words or bad feelings to Arsenal.
“They are still a massive part of my life and I still look out for them and I am really glad to see them doing so well. I always have love for Arsenal and that will never change.”
By: Phil SpencerTitle: ‘I still don’t know what exactly happened’ – Aaron Ramsey reveals he agreed Arsenal stay before withdrawn offer led to Juventus move in 2019Sourced From: talksport.com/football/1198887/aaron-ramsey-arsenal-juventus-premier-league/Published Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:27:17 +0000