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Perry Groves claims that letting Ramsey depart was entirely Unai Emery’s call

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Perry Groves holds Unai Emery responsible for Aaron Ramsey’s departure

Former Arsenal midfielder Perry Groves believes that the club’s decision to end talks with Aaron Ramsey over a new contract was solely manager Unai Emery’s call.

Ramsey had stated previously that he was hoping to enter into negotiations with the club over a new improved contract to extend his stay at the Emirates.

However, things took a dramatic turn and the club withdrew a new contract offer even after putting it up on the table for Ramsey to sign.

As things stand, the Gunners face the risk of losing one of their longest-serving players on a free transfer next season, with reports claiming that the Welshman has already agreed on a five-year contract with Serie A champions Juventus.

And Groves believes that his former club are committing a blunder by letting one of their prized assets depart for absolutely nothing.

“It doesn’t make business or footballing sense to let your best players get into the last season of their contracts.

“Aaron Ramsey would be a £35-40million player if he was under contract, but we’re letting him leave for free.

“I think it was entirely Unai Emery’s decision to withdraw the contract offer so he is clearly comfortable letting Ramsey leave.

“I’m a big fan of Aaron Ramsey. I think he’s a brilliant example of a modern-day footballer.

“His attitude has always been spot-on. He’s very low maintenance off the pitch. He does get the goals.

“I’m sad to see him go but Emery probably thinks that he can get someone else to play in the No. 10 role on less money than what Ramsey was looking for.”

 

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