Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey wanted to stay at the north London club, as per BeIn Sports.
28-year-old Ramsey failed to sign a new deal with the Gunners last season and left on a free transfer but Wenger said the club went back on an agreement, during Unai Emery’s first campaign at the club.
He said: “I met him once – he wanted to stay at Arsenal. They had an agreement and the club came back on that. I tried a long time to extend his contract. What I know from him, he was keen to stay.”
TBR’s View – Why would Arsenal go back on an agreement with Ramsey?
It’s important to note that Wenger’s information seems to come from Ramsey’s side of the story. But if Arsenal did have an agreement in place with the midfielder, why go back on it?
They clearly arranged a salary which suited the club, and one of the mooted issues was Mesut Ozil’s presence as the club’s highest earner.
That doesn’t seem to have stopped Arsenal getting something sorted with Ramsey, only to treat him poorly after years of service to the club by going back on it.
It doesn’t make a great deal of sense and will not please supporters who are already increasingly frustrated with what they’re seeing on the pitch right now.