Unai Emery opens up on the transfer of Aaron Ramsey to Juventus in the summer

Unai Emery reveals how the Aaron Ramsey transfer to Juve came about

The Spaniard was Arsenal’s manager when the club tried but ultimately failed in their attempt to keep hold of the former Cardiff City man.

Ramsey was very much an Arsenal boy after joining the Gunners from Cardiff City as a teenager.

However, after spending 11 years at the Emirates, he ran down his contract and moved to Juventus for free.

The Italians had been negotiating with the Welsh midfielder at the same time that he was considering Arsenal’s offer of a new deal.

The Gunners eventually lost out and fans were disappointed to see one of their best players leave.

Emery has, however, revealed who made the decisions and claimed that it was a combination of the player’s desire for a change and the club’s decision making that is responsible for Arsenal failing to keep hold of him.

“The decisions were made by the club and Ramsey himself,” he told Tutto Juve.

“The player decided to leave and moved to a big team, which inevitably led him to another football.

“Aaron will be a very important player for Juventus; he has the same ambition.

“I congratulated him because he chose a team where he can win so much.

“Juve is a big name in European and world football. After so many years in England, this is a great challenge for him.”

In better words, Emery is saying that it had nothing at all to do with Ramsey leaving. I have to say, I believe him.

10 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Yes I believe Emery too. I could not believe in much else he tried to do but that is now history, thank God. Emery was doomed from the start by his inability to conquer our rich language, even after 18 months.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Jon, why would you believe Emery?
      Haven’t you lectured me so many times regarding the folly of listening to managers /coaches/players?

      You even warned me about the up coming book by pit previous manager bring full of words that would only see Jo’s point of view?

      Let’s just remember that there was a contract on the
      table, verified by both club and player and that Ramsey had agreed to sign.

      It was taken off when Emery arrived and no new contract was offered, seeing a conservative £50,000,000 worth of talent leave for nothing.

      Has your increduality that I listen to what the coach/players say now seem to be working on you as well?

      I actually believe UE had no choice either, rather that the new regime forced Ramsey out because they didn’t want to pay the salary agreed by gazidis and the new regime.

      It’s good to know you are finally listening to those at the coalface though Jon, hopefully you can stop those disparaging comments when I use quotes in the future?

      1. ken1945 says:

        Jon, why would you believe Emery?
        Haven’t you lectured me so many times regarding the folly of listening to managers /coaches/players?

        You even warned me about the up coming book by our previous manager being full of words that would only see his point of view, before it’s even printed.

        Let’s just remember that there was a contract on the
        table, verified by both club and player and that Ramsey had agreed to sign.

        It was taken off when Emery arrived and no new contract was offered, seeing a conservative £50,000,000 worth of talent leave for nothing.

        Has your increduality that I listen to what the coach/players say now seem to be working on you as well?

        I actually believe UE had no choice either, rather that the new regime forced Ramsey out because they didn’t want to pay the salary agreed by gazidis and the new regime.

        It’s good to know you are finally listening to those at the coalface though Jon, hopefully you can stop those disparaging comments when I use quotes in the future?

        1. jon fox says:

          KEN , Perhaps I need to further clarify EXACTLY what I mean in my post. I do not say that Emery had no say at all in matters. But the Ramsey debacle precedes Emery, even though it dragged on into his time here. By the time final decisions were made to let Ramsey go, new and more dynamic, more shrewd folk than Gazidis were in charge of final decisions on money; indeed that is surely WHY Emery, and also MA was/are entitled head coaches and NOT managers.

          I also take into account the manner in which Emerys own time ended and how regime/ head coach relationships collapsed in the light of the club’s clear and marked regression in his final half season. This fact would inevitably colour the words used and the lessening hold of Emery over any MONEY decisions.
          It is true that when the decision to release Ramsey was made, things were still, externally at least, OK between Emery and the regime BUT I also believe the regime knew deep down, even then, that Emery was not going to remain here long. The dismal end to the previous seson cannot have gone without damage being done to that joint relationship and I DO actually think that those NOW in charge of money will NOT make the same catastrophic errors made by GAZIDIS.
          I do NOT SAY they are my personal cup of tea but I do think they understand finance better than a five year old, unlike GAZIDIS. This is a nuanced question hard to make FULLY clear in a few words on here.

          This clarity of thought principle is a prime reason why I always counsel folk to use correct and NOT sloppy language when making their points, as many misunderstandings could be avoided if only correct words were used. I ADMIT TO BEING A LANGUAGE PEDANT BUT WITH SOUND REASON.
          If you don’t mind I will sidestep your “lecturing ” comments as I much want to put our relationship on a warmer, less argumentative footing from now on. I sincerely suggest we put the past rows behind us now as we have far more that binds us, as current world events show only too well.

          1. jon fox says:

            To Admin Pat, I sent my email to admin@just arsenal forums.com but thought that was not right when it came up, after I typed in Just Arsenal News. Please tell me where to send it and I’ll do it in a jiffy. Thanks!

        2. jon fox says:

          Ken , Last night, I also sent Admin Pat the first and longish part of my fanhood memories from my early days starting in 1958. I tried to make it humourous and a certain other “team” from North London also featured. I have several more articles in the can ready to send. More time available now to write and more need too.

          1. Admin Pat says:

            Jon,
            What email did you send it to? Not received on justarsenal one….

          2. jon fox says:

            Admin PAT, I STILL need your email address, please, inorder to resubmit my articles.

          3. Admin Pat says:

            justarsenal at hotmail.co.uk
            Looking forward to it mate …

  2. Top Gunner says:

    These are the kind of players who delayed the progress of Arsenal. Not forgetting Giroud. Now its Ozil and Xhaka. Media hype worked on their favour

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