We are missing Aaron Ramsey at this moment in time but unfortunately, that says more about the current Arsenal squad than Ramsey himself.
We need to be honest about the Welsh midfielder, he was good, and on occasions was brilliant but he was injury prone and he was inconsistent, he was never at the world-class level and never was going to be.
In the period that he was with us we picked up just three trophies so he was hardly instrumental in us being serial winners and while I will miss him, he never deserved the sort of wages that Juventus are reportedly going to be paying him, not from us anyway.
I understand why Ramsey demanded a huge contract, he sees what Mesut Ozil is on and must have thought to himself that he deserves the same sort of remuneration based on his contribution to the team.
The problem with that though is that Ozil does not deserve the wages he is on and it would have been madness to pay Ramsey a similar wage.
If you are going to pay a player a ridiculous salary then you expect a certain level of performance from that said player and Ramsey has never done that on a long term basis.
We should never have allowed the 28-year-old the opportunity to leave on a free transfer, we should have sold him last year but that is a whole different story but it was right that we did not compound one mistake with another.
Would I have liked Ramsey to stay? Of course I would have done but not for the sort of wages he will be picking up in Turin. The brutal truth is that he is not worth it.
I hate to say this but it was the right thing to do in refusing to bow to the Welshman’s demands and let him go for nothing.