Arsenal manager Unai Emery has claimed that people should not regret Aaron Ramsey joining Juventus in the summer.
The Wales international has already agreed on pre-contract with the Serie A giants ahead of free transfer at the end of this season.
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The 28-year-old has been an outstanding midfielder at the Emirates and was a key figure during their Saturday’s 2-0 win over London rivals Chelsea.
However, Spanish boss Emery has insisted that it is too late to regret Ramsey’s departure.
Emery said: “We spoke about the circumstance with Ramsey three months ago and now the decision is finished for him and for the club.”
“Yes, of course, his future is very important for his family but it is also very important for him to be OK to play for us as he did against Chelsea.”
“I am very happy with him because in the last month his focus has been very clear.”
“Two weeks ago when we travelled to Blackpool where the atmosphere was difficult and the pitch was not good, he said to me ‘I want to play and help this team’.”
“That is the spirit I want to see and I didn’t need to ask him because I knew he wanted to play against Chelsea and he helped us with his quality.”
Ramsey was substituted on the 68th minute, with youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has taken his place while Mesut Ozil was still on the bench.
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But when asked about the £350,000-a-week playmaker’s form, Emery added: “He was OK to play but I decided not to play him.”
“I spoke with him and told him I wanted him to be ready for this match and for the next games with the same spirit as all the players.”
“I had confidence in him and he could have done what we wanted if he had played. But in the next matches, we are going to need every player and also his quality.”