Unai Emery says he’s enjoyed working with Aaron Ramsey this season, after it was revealed that the midfielder will miss the rest of the season – including the Europa League final at the end of May if we manage to get there.
That means he’s played his final game for us, and although there’s some talk of a guard of honour for him and Petr Cech ahead of Sunday’s final home game, it’s a blow for the player and the team with still so much to play for in Europe.
Speaking ahead of the semi-final first leg against Valencia, the boss was asked about the Welshman whose hamstring injury against Napoli turned out to be much more serious than first thought.
“For me it was a good experience to work with every player and with him especially, because he can transmit his energy and he showed me his heart is red with Arsenal,” he said.
“I wanted to enjoy with him. I said to him one month ago that I wanted to do something important in his last matches with us at the moment – maybe he can come back in the future.
“It will not be with him on the pitch but he is still with us. He is with us this morning and also I spoke with him for two minutes yesterday.
“He is with us and he feels Arsenal, and he wants to enjoy the last matches with us.
“Injuries are like that. It is the same for Bellerin, Holding and Danny Welbeck.”
It is a real shame for Rambo, who had been playing so well until another injury left him sidelined. It’s sad, but also not exactly surprising, and it makes our lives more difficult in the final games of this campaign.