Ramsey: My bond with Arsenal is so strong

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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.

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berlingoon
berlingoon

:'(

IamaGoober

You really have to ask yourself what the fuck are we doing letting this guy go? And for free? To not get a single penny for him is sheer incompetence, in fact i’d go further to say its actually negligence.

A very good friend of mine works in football, and he has his ear pretty close to the ground when it comes to all things Arsenal because he is a huge fan. And he told me a few years ago that the people in key positions at the Club are complete clowns — this was prior to Gazidis leaving.

I caught up with him in the boozer after the game yesterday, and he reiterated the same sentiments — and when you see how we’ve handled the Ramsey contract renewal, its hard to ignore what he’s saying. Especially when you consider that this sort of stuff has happened so many times at Arsenal with players contracts in the past.

There are have been quite a few examples of how inadequate we are at doing things properly at all recently

The Sven Mislintat situation — we’ve somehow managed to drive out probably the best scout in European football right now, and replaced him with absolutely nobody. Monchi a guy who Emery has worked with before has turned us down because he knows that we are a total joke shop behind the scenes with fuck all investment.

The Suarez deal in January…

Word is getting round to the wider footballing industry that we are 6’s and 7’s at the moment internally. Apparently the new MD Vinai is a complete joker as well.

Things dont look too good for the future under the Kroenke Ownership..

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

It wouldn’t be so bad not having any money if the club was at least well run

Timo
Timo

Will never, ever forget the moment when he scored the third in the 2014 FA Cup final. Thank you Aaron

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

Juventus will feel more Arsenal than this current side next season. Is there no way of getting Arsene in as a Director of Football. We’re turning into Man United.

Martin Dufosse
Martin Dufosse

Arsene in as Director football.??. You must be on drug’s.?. This is his mess. The team are a picture of him. Serial bottlers and gutless. We need to him the bulk of them and start again. Get some players in with some back none and character.

49 49 undefeated
49 49 undefeated

Absolutely gutted
He is one of the few in the squad that deserve some respect
So much shit in the team and we let this gem go
I don’t care about the free bit – that was mismanagement
Football wise replacing him won’t be easy

Mizog
Mizog

IMO Ramsey deserved better than this!! There’s been some rats force there way out of the arsenal over the last decade but he’s been the model pro!! I’ll miss him, he understood what it means to play for the arsenal

Archer
Archer

Thanks, Goodbye and good luck. We love you Rambo.
Interesting summer awaits AFC. I wonder if we could convince Rabiot’s mom to let him play for us. He could be a bargain if attainable.

Tankard Gooner
Tankard Gooner

I think we’ll have to confirm champions league football for next season before calling his mum. But yeah, it would be hell of a replacement.
Fuck the result today.. I was so happy to see Aaron walk on to the pitch in the end. But the moment I saw his tears I just broke down. Like the moment to say goodbye to a really old friend was finally here and you just don’t want to let go. There’s STILL a part of me that is imagining him tearing up the juventus contract and appearing out of nowhere next preseason with a smile and ‘GUESS WHAT BITCHES??’

SA Fan
SA Fan

We can only dream :’

Ealing
Ealing

He won’t last the lenght of his contact with Juventus

Dave
Dave

I’d like us to chase Van de Beek as his replacemente, maybe is only me, the guy is everywhere on the pitch, and have an eye for goal as Ramsey

Ramsey the phoenix
Ramsey the phoenix

Rambo and Ronaldo, the best possible combo.

Sue

There’s only one Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey, the phoenix
Ramsey, the phoenix

He was the one who gave us top four in 2013.

Onenil
Onenil

He’d have got us top 4 this year if he had lasted a couple more games. We are literally missing him already.
Bye Rambo enjoy Italy. 😪

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

Criminal mismanagement by the club to let Rambo go. Legend. Hope he sticks one on Ronaldo like he did on RvP.

Jack
Jack

I don’t cry often but honestly seeing his interview on Sky Sports absolutely killed me. He couldn’t even get his words out properly because he was on the verge of tears. A club legend. I’ll really miss him

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

Sad and somewhat ironic that most of our paying punters couldn’t seem to separate an appreciation of Ramsey’s contribution to Arsenal over the last 11 years from their disappointment over our ineptitude without him in our last four league matches and stay behind to give the guy the plaudits he deserves.

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

…or maybe ‘connect…with’ would have been more apt than ‘separate…from’.

RedCurrant
RedCurrant

Completely agree. Embarrassing to see the stadium emptying while the Brighton fans sang about how shit we were (hard to argue with that – I’m talking about our fans as much as the players).

On the plus side those who stayed behind gave Rambo, Cech and Welbz a good send off. As an aside, when I left the stadium about 45 minutes after the final whistle Ramsey was still chatting to fans, signing shirts and taking selfies. A true gent, a consummate pro and by God we’re going to miss him.

Alex
Alex

And now this blog will close or will turn up a Juve blog in order to go on worshipping this over rated and now over paid guy.

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

So overrated that Juventus snapped him up on massive wages.

Ealing
Ealing

He won’t last his contract at Juventus

Cycs
Cycs

You wish…!

DB10s Air Miles
DB10s Air Miles

If you don’t have anything respectful t add to this farewell post then it’s probably wiser to say nothing. After all you’ve got what you wanted, he’s gone and you can find another hate figure.

Arunava
Arunava

Cmon man time and place for everything

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

Was waiting for the ozil fanboy to pipe up with some Ramsey hating. epic timing given the absolute shit show your paramour turned in yesterday. overpaid? Would you like a side helping of irony with that deluded pie?

Cycs
Cycs

Good for him n by the way, ur shyt…!

Magneto
Magneto

Thank you for your contribution towards the Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey, and best wishes for the future.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

What a day to bid him and Danny farewell on.

karl
karl

Fairly representative of their time at the club though. Whenever the club get in a good position, they choke.

Der Kaiser
Der Kaiser

A genuinely good man who knows how damn lucky he is to be a professional footballer. To come back and perform that he has after that injury tells you a lot about him ( including his mental strength). I think we will all remember those finals where Rambo performed. Has had a few disruptions to his career because of injury and one wonders whether those were as a result of the major one. Perhaps without those disruptions he would have achieved even more at Arsenal but hey he always gave 100 per cent and has made the very most of his career. Always remember that European Championships where performed with Wales. I think his fitness, running, intelligence and running beyond the front men from deep will only assist Juve. Takes a brave person in any career to move abroad with different culture and language. If you ever need any advice Aaron call on my first Arsenal hero and legend for advice – Liam Brady. All the very best Aaron!!

Disco Mush
Disco Mush

Who the f*** is downvoting!

Doghouse

sad rambo leaving, an example to younger players how to be a professional football player, never bottling it away from home, giving his all in games, a shame when hes been on top of his game an injury is not far behind, better team certainly this season when he’s been there, good luck to him, arsenal through and through..

Nick
Nick

This is a guy who ran his contract down to go on a free to get a massive weekly wage. If he loved the club so much, why not sign a new contract so we could command a fee for him? Having said that, he was inconsistent, injury-prone, and failed to live up to his potential. Farewell to the last of the underachieving Wenger era.

Don Cazorleone
Don Cazorleone

He wanted to sign the contract, you absolute weapon.

theletterk
theletterk

Our top 4 went into smoke the moment he got injured. Too easy to tell that we missed him for the last few games.

Best of luck Rambo. You deserved so much more and I wish you all the best.

Cycs
Cycs

Started losing top 4 spot when we lost Holding n had Mustafi become a major part of the defense, and to then have Rambo out was just too much for the Arsenal.

Santori
Santori

Hopefully we get pass Valencia, Ramsey comes back for finals, bows out scoring the winning goal (courtesy of ‘unintentional’ Giroud assist) against Chelsea.

We get into CL win a cup to match Spurts top 4 trophy.

Otherwise season will be tepid at best.

Craig Jacobs
Craig Jacobs

Farewell, hopefully you can get a Champions League with Juve you deserve it. Unfortunately Arsenal is useless…

aberinkula
aberinkula

Heartbroken. Frustrated. Angry. It’s not right, damnit.

Losing a player of that quality, who utterly loved and represented the club, who had contributed that much, who’d won us trophies, and for free, is beyond inexcusable. Fuck everyone involved with this appalling decision. A squad bereft of leaders loses one of the few players left with any connection to the club and our history.

Goals, trophies and victories that I will never ever forget. Thank you thank you thank you Aaron Ramsey.

Laca New Signing
Laca New Signing

Stop with those onions now 🙁

karl
karl

Very sad to see him go, but Arsenal made the right decision in the end. As soon as Emery started to play Aaron regularly, his body broke down again.

We cannot afford any more players on top wages that cannot play most of the games.

Cycs
Cycs

Sadly you do seem to have a point…but we’re still going to miss him all the same!

Jacob
Jacob

There are a lot of issues in which I have patience and sympathy with Emery, however this is one he cocked up completely.

I refuse to believe that if Ramsey had a midfield built around him and an armband he wouldn’t be staying. Why have we allowed our best midfielder and most loyal player to walk out of the club for nothing?

Uhtred
Uhtred

So gutted that hes leaving! Shame on you arsenal for letting this happen

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

@We are sorry you have to see Rinaldo oiling his buttocks. ROTFL

Karl
Karl

For me Ramsey was one of the few players with the right mentality in he last decade. Just a shame his body didn’t agree.

Kayongo Juma
Kayongo Juma

We gonna miss your service #Rambo. We wish the best..

Matt P
Matt P

Maybe not the most consistent player, and obviously injury-prone, but a talented player who cared for the club. Also some great Cup moments.