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‘It’s hard to turn Juve down’ – Ramsey explains Arsenal exit

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Aaron Ramsey suggests he craved for new challenges while attempting to reason his switch from Arsenal to Juventus.

An integral player for the team for almost the entirety of his stay, Aaron Ramsey’s future at Arsenal first started appearing doubtful following the departure of Arsene Wenger.

Joining the club in 2008, Ramsey had racked up over 350 appearances while winning overseeing several domestic title victories in the process.

The midfielder eventually decided to call it time on his career in British football and signed for Juventus last year. A bit-part role under Unai Emery was probably one of the reasons for his exit.

“Juventus is a massive club, one of the top teams around in the world,” Ramsey told Foot Truck. “So when they come calling for you, it’s hard for you to turn them down.

“I was in a position where I was at a club for a very long time and I fancied a change to get out of my comfort zone to learn a new language, hopefully very slowly.

The Wales international has enjoyed a mixed spell in Italy so far. While injuries have prevented him to fully settle in the team, he has impressed whenever called upon.

Juve were leading the Serie A title race prior to football getting suspended, and Ramsey, with eyes set on silverware, hopes his side can pick up right off where they left.

“We’re a top team,” he added. “And hopefully we can go far in many things and win many trophies and titles here.”