Paul Merson lambasted his former side Arsenal for their poor handling of Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation.
Arsenal are set to lose Ramsey to Juventus for nothing this summer after the Wales international agreed on a deal with the Serie A champions after his contract was allowed to run down.
Merson went on to call his former club “stupid” for letting an experienced player like Ramsey leave the club in the prime of his career.
“It’s stupidity from Arsenal to allow someone of Ramsey’s quality to let their contract run down,” he told Sky Sports.
“It’s yet another player after Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott. Players’ contracts come to an end then they all leave on frees.
“In footballing terms, it’s criminal. It’s like buying an £80m house, waiting for the leasehold to run out and losing the house.
“Arsene Wenger sorted out his contract every year but seemed to forget everyone else’s!
“I wouldn’t mind if all these players were 35 years of age or older, but they are in the prime of their careers when they are playing their best football ever.”