Laurent Koscielny has paid tribute to Aaron Ramsey after it was revealed that the midfielder has played his last game for the club.
The 28 year old will join Juventus for free (😤) this summer, and the hamstring strain he picked up against Napoli is so serious that even if the Gunners were to make it to the Europa League final in Baku, he wouldn’t be available to play and score another cup final winner.
Ramsey has made 371 appearances since joining from Cardiff in 2008, scoring 65 goals and making 65 assists, and the club captain was asked about his favourite memory of the Welsh Jesus.
“I think I will say the first FA Cup we won together against Hull City, when he scored in extra time,” the Frenchman said.
“He gave us this trophy and it is a good memory.”
“I will miss him,” he continued. “He played so many years here, he was so important for the club and the players because every season we start the season and we have new players, and I think he gave a lot for the adaptation of the new players.
“What I like about Aaron is that, we know he signed for Juventus, but he is still a professional and always fights for the club and for the team.
“Sometimes you have players who have stopped fighting for this team but I think he has loved this club and that is why he stayed at 100 per cent for us.
“It shows a great mentality and character.”
It’s a shame that mentality, character and quality as a player won’t be available to us again, especially with so much to play for in Europe, but maybe the players can ‘Do it for Aaron’ and ensure we finish this season on a high and with a trophy.