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Hartson praises Ramsey for his work ethics

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John Hartson has praised the commitment of Aaron Ramsey to Arsenal despite the former Cardiff player heading for Juventus this summer.

Ramsey, 28, signed a pre-contract agreement with the Serie A giants in February after the north-London side allowed him to leave on a free at the end of the season.

The Welsh international has been brilliant for the Gunners in most games this season, scoring four goals in 32 games.

A very good example was his performance against Spurs in Wembley and the Fulham game where he notched in a sublime finish.

And former Arsenal forward Hartson has admired the attitude of Ramsey in recent months despite acknowledging he would leave the club this summer.

“I think the form he’s shown, where he’s had a couple of the best months in an Arsenal shirt, is a credit to him,” Hartson told talkSPORT at the launch of the BT Sport Pub Cup.

“He could have thought he’s going off to Juve and not tried, like someone else at Arsenal whose second name begins with O, he has and gone in there and showed great commitment.

“I wish him well for the future. Arsenal didn’t want him and he’s taken advantage of that and gone abroad.”

Arsenal are in action on Monday night against Newcastle and Ramsey would be working towards helping the Gunners return to the Champions League.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)