Aaron Ramsey has made an emotional farewell to Arsenal, while Unai Emery has confirmed Danny Welbeck will also leave over the summer. Wales international Ramsey, who will join Juventus, has already played his last game for the club, having been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury he sustained against Napoli last month.
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Ramsey was presented with an award for his service to the club at the end of the 1-1 draw with Brighton, along with retiring goalkeeper Petr Cech and injured striker Welbeck, whom it was announced would also be leaving. “It’s very emotional, it’s been a hell of a journey,” Ramsey said.
His voice cracking, he added: “Eleven years of my life, so much has happened in that, when I look back. You can tell by my voice how much it means to me. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity to play for this great club and spend so many years here. I spent 11 years here, I came here at 17-years-old a boy, and I’m leaving a man.
I’ve got a family, my wife, my kids, so much has happened, I’m just grateful for the opportunity here.” Meanwhile, Welbeck will leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the season, Emery has confirmed. “I spoke with the club about this situation. The decision is he’s going to leave,” he said.