Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey may have said his proper goodbyes during the club’s final home game against Brighton, but the star will be in attendance for the Europa League final against Chelsea.
The Juventus-bound Welshman will apparently break off from a family holiday to travel to Baku to cheer on his (soon-to-be former) teammates against the Blues according to The Sun.
Ramsey will be jetting to Portugal for some downtime, but will then embark on a 6500-mile round trip to catch the Gunners in Azerbaijan.
In an ideal world for Arsenal Ramsey would have featured in the game, but the 28-year-old will not be fit after suffering a hamstring injury against Napoli in the quarter-finals.
He will instead have to watch on from the stands and hope his teammates can do the business.
If they do, Arsenal will qualify for next season’s Champions League meaning there is huge motivation for Unai Emery’s men.
Without UCL football, the Spaniard may only have a base transfer budget of £40 million this summer, as previously reported by The Sun.
Arsenal fans react
Upon learning Ramsey’s intentions, fans flocked to social media to lavish praise on the star as well as express their regret over his departure:
Didn’t doubt he’d be at our final for one second❤️
— Sarane17 (@GoonerSNe) 20 May 2019
— Chris (@Christelle_2104) 19 May 2019
One of the biggest mistakes we’ve made is allowing him to leave 😕
— Juan Kofff (@billzo86) 19 May 2019
— sergin garcia (@SerginGarcia) 19 May 2019
😭😭how many times are we saying goodbye to Ramsey. It doesn’t get easier you know😭
— Azal (@azalbish) 19 May 2019
Aaron Ramsey intends to break off from a family holiday in Portugal to travel to Baku in order to support #Arsenal in the Europa League final.
True Gunner Man! pic.twitter.com/ZlnSJYEcIv
— ARSENAL (@tomgunner14) 19 May 2019
Of course he wants to be there. If we win he was part of getting us there and wants to bask in the glory too. Who wouldn’t want to end their Arsenal career with a trophy. I imagine watching it on the telly wouldn’t feel quite the same 😜 🙏🏼🤞
— Kim Swead (@kimswead) 20 May 2019
Loves our club❤️
— Ash🇦🇿 (@GoonerAsh3) 19 May 2019
I’m speechless 😢😢
— Victor Octalino (@Victoroctalino) 19 May 2019