Aaron Ramsey was left in tears as Arsenal honoured his 11-years service with a short on-pitch presentation following the 1-1 draw with Brighton.
Ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, the Wales international was given a guard of honour by his teammates and then bid farewell to supporters as his name rung out around the Emirates.
With two FA Cup winning goals to his name, the 28-year-old leaves for Juventus having stamped his mark on the club’s history.
“It’s been a pretty emotional day,” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s 11 years of my life that I have spent here and so much has happened to me on and off the field.
“I have really grown up here. I am just grateful for the opportunity to play for this club for such a long time.
“I’ve met so many great people here, made great friends and Arsene bringing me to the club and giving me that opportunity was pretty special.
“To last this long, at a club like this, is something in itself. That doesn’t happen very often anymore, that’s why it’s so emotional and why the bond is so strong.
“I just want to say thank you very much for all the fans’ support over the years, there has been a few lows but lots of highs and the bond has been so strong because I have been here for such a long time and they have been with me through thick and thin, watching me go from a boy to man.”
We’ll miss you Welsh Jesus. In fact, we’ve been missing you for a few weeks already.
All the best in Turin. We’re sorry you have to see Ronaldo oiling his buttocks. Hopefully, Wojciech will help you cope.