Emery: Every day he’s here, Ramsey works hard

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Aaron Ramsey’s future almost certainly lies elsewhere as stories linking him with a Bosman move to Juventus intensify.

If rumours are correct the Welshman will sign a five year deal which will earn him £140,000 a week net, but in the meantime he’s got the remainder of his Arsenal contract to fulfill and Unai Emery is pleased with the commitment he’s getting from the 28 year old.

Perhaps now that there’s some finality to his situation, we might see fit to use him more as we continue the fight for a top four spot, and it sounds as if the head coach is open to playing him having been impressed with Ramsey’s professionalism and attitude.

“In the last match I was very happy with him,” he said ahead of this weekend’s visit to West Ham.

“I asked in the last match at Blackpool 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.

“My last conversation with him is very important. We both spoke about the situation with respect from him and from us. His response has been a very good response in training and matches with good performances.

“I said to you before that I want to see Aaron Ramsey with this focus and these performances when he’s playing. This week for example, he’s been the same. He’s working and training very well with good experience.

“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.”

With the Gunners apparently financially stymied this month after Emery revealed we are only in the market for loan players, using our resources to the fullest will be important, and Aaron Ramsey is certainly someone who can make a positive impact between now and May.

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Gana
Gana

He’ll not be an automatic starter with Pjanic, Matuidi, Khedira, Can and two upcoming players such as Bentancur and Bernardeschi. But then, neither was he a starter here.

Good luck, Rambo! The goal against Utd in 2011 will always be my favorite.

Mo974
Mo974

He will be in the rotation and can grab a starting place .Matuidi is not getting younger, Khedira will probably leave and Can has not convinced . Bentancur and Bernardeschi are still promises albeit great ones. Clever move from Ramsey and Juve, and reports says Allegri really want him for his versatility and hardwork.

Alex
Alex

Versatility? Apart from box to box, he can’t play on the wings and as a 10.

Emery in Aubalaca wonderland
Emery in Aubalaca wonderland

He has done all that under Wenger.

Lucas Sam
Lucas Sam

He played right wing under Wenger and was actually somewhat effective. He also has the number 10 role and shirt number for wales… so yes he is versatile but most effective as a Box to Box

mc1892
mc1892

Isn’t box to box fundamentally the mark of a versatile player..?

berlingoon
berlingoon

He’s better than all of them and will be Juve’s second highest earner after Ronaldo. Be sure he will be playing regularly.

Gana
Gana

In terms of pure quality, he’s better than Emre Can for sure.

After that it’s based on form and formations. Both Matuidi and Khedira are world champs and are good on their day. Pjanic is deep lying, so not a direct competition to Ramsey. Bentancur is awesome, just see him play this season. So a starting berth isn’t guaranteed.

Pay grade doesn’t mean starts – case in point Ozil, Mikhi etc.

Donald's Trump
Donald's Trump

Khedira and Matuidi were awesome but that’s a few years ago now. Especially Khedira my bet is Ramsey will displace one of them.

myrtle
myrtle

Who’d have thought Jenkinson would be last man standing of the British core..

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Wow Myrtle! That’s a very good point!
Don’t forget Callum Chambers tho. Although, tbh, I’m starting to think that we signed him on a deal before he left so we can sell him later. If so, then that’s a smart move financially

goonero
goonero

Chambers isn’t a member of that meme group. It’s strictly Wilshlad, Gibbo, the Ox, Jenko, Rambo and theodore

Lucas Sam
Lucas Sam

Good point, well we have new upcoming core… AMN, Nelson, Nketiah, Willock, and so on…

sambo
sambo

So are we letting him go because we have better in the pipe line in the summer window? or better coming up? Wilock, Rowe, Niles, Guendouzi…. who can pretty much ALL be given contracts under what Ramsey would want alone? Thank you Ramsey for going somewhere else and new, Juventus will get a good man, Italy is beautiful…Enjoy. Who would you gunners want to see come in the summer?

Rich
Rich

Ben Chilwell
Harry Maguire
Kai Havertz
Jadon Sancho
Nicolas Pepe
Unfortunately this is around £350 million worth of talent in today’s market, So I’m not convinced we’re in a position to sign a single one of these players, let alone 5.

Buying low and selling high is becoming more difficult, I think we’ll now need to buy high and sell even higher

Pkub
Pkub

Hard to tell what sort of replacement will Emery look for…. But if we’re looking at box to box midfielders, I’d love to get a younger version of Marek Hamsik but he’s in his 30s now… Perhaps Tolisso?

Timsh
Timsh

I’d rather we’d bring Willock and/or ESR through.
Also, I have no idea how people always mention namens like Tolisso. Players who are important players at bigger clubs, will cost 50-60+ millions and want to play Champions League and compete for the biggest titles..
It’s just completely unrealistic because we are not as big anymore/right now.
We will not buy the biggest names in football!

Pkub
Pkub

I couldn’t disagree with you, we unfortunately won’t attract any world class players any time soon & that’s the sad truth…. let’s not get into transfer budget.

As for academy prospects, I think they’ll need bit more experience. We really do have promising youngsters, although them diamonds need to be polished.

Let’s hope Sven can do his magic and find us some raw talent for a reasonable price.

aberinkula
aberinkula

Great player, lovely guy, fantastic human being. Thanks Aaron for some splendid years, wonderful goals and a few trophies to boot. Once a Gunner…

Alex
Alex

Some fans have truly a bad memory. But well, thank you Aaron for the selfishness, the Hollywood balls, the stupid back heels, for being out of position and letting Xhaka managing the midfield alone, thank you for preventing the offensive players to do their job… thank you…

A Different George
A Different George

I do have memory problems, it’s true. I will have to watch that goal at Fulham again, to make sure it really happened. I have some dim recollection about a FA Cup final, or maybe it was two of them–can anyone help me?

Pkub
Pkub

Oh, who took a sh*t in your cornflakes this morning?

PeteyB
PeteyB

Who sullied your mayonnaise this brunchtime?

Tankard Gooner
Tankard Gooner

Well who took the jam outta your doughnut?

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

Translation of Alex’s post : he’s an Arsenal player
but he ‘s not Ozil, so he can fuck off.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Who peed on your pancakes this afternoon?

leroy
leroy

who puked in your pilsner this evening?

Arseman
Arseman

Who gunned down your chicken this evening?

atom
atom

whatever your opinion of whether or no letting Ramsey leave is the right decision – he should be applauded for the way he’s gone about this year despite knowing that he’s headed out the door at the end of the season. While being a professional should mean that one goes about their business in a professional manner- all too often that isn’t the case. he isn’t throwing fits a la sanchez or frequently injured whenever he’s not going to start (ahem) but seems to just be quietly going about his business.

aberinkula
aberinkula

Completely agree. And I think the fans in the most understand that – it was telling that the Emirates crowd sang ‘we want you to stay’ the other night. I hope he gets the appreciation he deserves and a good send-off on our behalf.

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

Totally agree, many other players would have downed tools or something along those lines by now, but he’s been just as committed as ever. A real pro.

berlingoon
berlingoon

Call me naive but I don’t think it’s just him being professional. I really think he loves and cares about this Football Club.

Francesc
Francesc

Inspite of being on a bosman, how come Ramsey has managed to get a salary of only 140k with Juventus? That’s some real poor negotiation skills at work!

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

140k NET, more than he would have gotten at Arsenal I imagine, depending on how much tax footballers actually have to pay!

Leno me, I’ll be your friend
Leno me, I’ll be your friend

And no doubt a signing on fee of several million, allowing Juventus to not break their wage structure but still make an offer too good to turn down. Or, if neither, perhaps he wasn’t actually after a huge salary as the media reported? We’ll find out the details one day I’m sure, but whether it matters by then I have no idea.

Got a bad feeling in 12months we’ll have huge regrets in letting him go, hopefully I’m wrong (not hoping he fails, just hope we fill his boots well… a 2020 Champions League Final win over Juventus would be okay I guess…).

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

In 12 months? You do realise we have no money for signings right now and he’s going to go on a free! 🙁

Leno me, I’ll be your friend
Leno me, I’ll be your friend

@loose_cannon
It was more a comment on how he could go elsewhere and shine, and given he’s here till the summer we can’t miss someone if they’re not gone. We won’t really know the full impact of his departure until we’ve had time to assess the player he becomes when he’s away from Arsenal and settled elsewhere – so about a year from now. I would rather he stayed, but if the club really do have a good contingecy plan we may well find ourselves in a better position… Wishful thinking perhaps but for the first time in several years things have become rather unpredictable.

Donald's Trump
Donald's Trump

Footballers are PAYE in the UK so have no loopholes from club salary. They can avoid taxes on image rights etc. by setting up a company to manage those.

Abhishek
Abhishek

A club like Juve also holds a lot of prestige. Plus, serie a is not as rich as the pl. A first 18 player being paid 140k is not bad. There would also be a heft signing bonus.

Tankard Gooner
Tankard Gooner

I’m honestly going to miss this guy next season. But till then, he’s OUR Rambo!

Gee
Gee

Legend

FanniboyWelbz
FanniboyWelbz

Supposedly his contract will be worth $46 million. Imagine if we had sold him last transfer window for that kind of money? Sad either way. I respect how he has behaved towards it all, I will miss him

GraeB
GraeB

I agree but worry that we could not come up/stick with a deal that got him near to 140k with all the usual add-ons. Perhaps he was being greedy, perhaps we could have got money a year ago, but who would we have brought in at sensible money? Talk of our kids stepping up straightaway is naive.

I hope Aaron will continue to put his heart into getting us into CL and playing against him next season.

santori
santori

What we should have done was extended his contract last January instead of getting Mhkitaryan.

And we should have bought Mahrez then when he was available and wanting out of Leicester.

Much like with Carrasco now and Dennis, we did not take advantage of that situation.

Instead City came in last minute in the window which jacked up the Algerian’s pricing. Ironically we did not sell them Alexis earlier (at a slightly lower price)

Strategically, the transfer team did not take the balance of the squad or strategic consequences into account.

But some people still like to wank off to Mslintat.

Fiers d'être Bleus
Fiers d'être Bleus

Seriously man, you’re like a broken record.. Always on and on about the same thing, writing essay-length replies ending with the same conclusions every time. We get it, you would have liked us to get Mahrez, but that was A YEAR AGO. Move on already.
Give the transfer team some time, would you? Let Sven and Raul work their magic and we’ll see more signings like Guendouzi and Torreira over the coming windows.
And while you’re so busy complaining about Sven using his ties with Dortmund and not doing enough wonders, I don’t see you complaining about our topscorer, also signed from Dortmund..

Tony Hall
Tony Hall

It’s bloody travesty he has been allowed to leave on a free and we have not signed him up on another long term contract. He is a very good player, has behaved impeccably all through this debacle and it a hell of a lot better than other players in the team who earn considerably more. Very sorry to see him go, sure sometimes he doesn’t get it right but he always gives 100% which is a lot more than some players …

Sad Gooner
Sad Gooner

He is an average player and he didn’t sign the contract Arsenal offered him. Good Riddance.

santori
santori

Except to put things into context, we only signed him for under 5m quid from Cardiff thanks to Wenger Law.

Naked cygan
Naked cygan

Someone plz explain!! Ramsey is on 110k per week right now. Juvetus have offered 140k!!!
Are we letting Ramsey cud we won’t go up 30k!?
What am I missing here?? Anyone?

santori
santori

As mentioned before the new transfer team is no better (if not worse) than Wenger/Law.

Juve offering a 5 year deal at 140K if rumours to be believed of course.

We could counter with a slightly higher wage package (say 150K plus a sweetener) but for 4 years instead. Many ways to cut the mustard.

But the transfer team clearly prefer to keep 2 30yr olds in Ozil and Mhki instead of the 27yr old.

Who we should put on market IMO is Mhkitaryan.

Chiza
Chiza

It is simple..ramsey sees himself as one of the biggest players in arsenal and knowing y well that ARSENAL are not performing well..then he decided to take advantage of the ozil deal… But with juventus he can gain on field success and improve his game so he is willing to take a pay cut..he surely couldn’t turn down juventus St this point of his career.. Not every player can be a gerrard

Skinnyarse
Skinnyarse

Why didn’t they just give him 200k a week? Ozil got his 350k and he doesn’t play much, atleast Ramsey is someone they can rely on. Now he’ll go for free and earn less somewhere else. Great business.

santori
santori

We don’t need to offer him that much.

BUT it seems odd that the transfer team have closed the door on negotiations.

I’m not sure I understand their motivations.

Gabe
Gabe

Thank you so much Rambo. You loved us so much you even broke a leg for us. I’ll cherish every moment I see you in an Arsenal shirt from here on out.

santori
santori

Just to remind everyone, we only paid under 5m for Rambo courtesy of Wenger/Dick Law.

So yes we lose him on a free but his cost has more than been amortised over the seasons with us.

We currently have 3 players with similar attributes in midfield – Ramsey, Ozil and Mhkitaryan are all pass and play types with less ability to beat their men on one on ones.

In fact about the only players who can do this with Alexis gone is Iwobi and Nelson who is inextricably sent out on loan.

No surprise then that some of the players being mentioned in the rumour mill currently are all good dribblers able to hold and bring the ball up the pitch on their own with no recourse to having to wait for support.

Carrasco, Dennis and Barella all consummate in the art of the dribble.

That said of course, we don’t look to (again) have strategic vision to our transfer dealings with Mslintat/Sanheli.

Sure wait for the summer but we may be (AGAIN for 3rd season) out of CL then. We won’t be able to attract any top top quality players without paying extra premium on price if so.

These players currently have circumstantial reasons (Carrasco and Dennis) to leave in January. Also many clubs do not have the means to compete in this window.

If the price is good, it seems a no brainer to spend the money now ahead of time or at very least work out a down payment plus loan with option to buy and conclude the deal in the summer if satisfying FFP rules are still our top priority.

Unai looks like he needs the assets to push higher having hit the wall in December with sparse assets available some of whom have been somewhat over played.

No Mustafi and we still slipped to Soton, BHA and Liverpool let me remind you so clearly our issues are beyond just the German unless you are too lazy to believe anything other.

The squad is getting defenders back OTOH so I do not see us buying another Cback this window.

Priority I feel is in the attack where we are still wasteful and where we still fail to impose our will on the other side instead conspiring to miss chances. And we can still benefit from a quicker transition yet from back to front on the counter.

Again, we have been crying out for a wide player since last January when Mslintat and co decided to lay us prey to United as the only bidder for Alexis and we were forced by Raiolla to take Mhkitaryan a player we do not need.

If anything, had we also extended on Ramsey then together with Ozil rather than add Mhkitaryan, we would be less likely to be in current predicament.

New transfer team an improvement from Wenger Law? I think not.

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

Wenger and Gazidis were still in charge last Jan

Pasha - Gunners4Life

Italy will fit him much better
He deserves a good title winning also italy game is kinda slower then England
He will Shine and he deserves it
Remember Zlatan

NMArsenal
NMArsenal

Really happy for Ramsey I hope he does well in Juv.

I know some people wanted Ramsey stay with Arsenal but I think Ramsey never became the player we all hoped he be. He had some good spells but he never nailed a permanent spot let alone be a top player for the team.

Bryan S
Bryan S

Class act until the end. He will go to Juve with odds stacked against him but that’s how his career has always been. He’s gonna step up and beat those odds. Like he always did.