Arsenal legend David Seaman reckons Aaron Ramsey is taking a step down in leaving the club for Juventus.
After talks over a contract extension at Arsenal broke down, Ramsey agreed to join Juventus in the summer on a free transfer.
It will close the curtain on an 11-year stay at the Emirates Stadium, which has seen Ramsey memorably score winners in two of his three FA Cup triumphs. Also, the 28-year-old managed an impressive 65 goals and assists in 371 appearances.
Although a crack at the Premier League eluded him throughout his entire Arsenal career. The club’s failure to finish in the top-four during the past two seasons has also left Ramsey without Champions League football.
But Juventus, who have won the Serie A eight times in a row, will be able to provide Ramsey plenty of opportunities to add to his haul of domestic silverware. Massimiliano Allegri’s side have even reached the Champions League final twice in the last four years.
Despite this, however, Seaman still reckons Arsenal are a bigger club than Juventus.
“Arsenal will remember Aaron Ramsey with great fondness,” the ex-Gunners goalkeeper told talkSPORT.
“He’s a great player and the most frustrating part about all this is he’s playing even better now, and he’s going to leave!
“It’s the same thing again, another great player is leaving our club to go to another club which is not really as big as Arsenal.
“For me, it’s so frustrating that they couldn’t do that deal [for a contract extension]. He’ll probably get voted player of the year.”
It was confirmed on Wednesday that Ramsey had suffered a season-ending hamstring injury. Therefore, the Wales international’s days in an Arsenal jersey have come to an early end.
Afterwards, Ramsey posted a farewell message to Arsenal and the supporters.
"Another good player is leaving…
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