Unai Emery ‘very happy’ with Aaron Ramsey’s attitude at Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Arsenal and S.S.C. Napoli at Emirates Stadium on April 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is thrilled by Aaron Ramsey’s “amazing attitude” as he seeks to leave the club on a high.

The Welsh playmaker will end an 11-year stay at Arsenal in the summer in favour of a free transfer to Juventus once his contract expires in June.

Despite the fact that his future is no longer tied to the club, Ramsey hasn’t allowed his performances to be affected on the back of scoring three times in his last seven outings.

The 28-year-old’s strong form couldn’t be more welcome for Arsenal, who are in with a great chance of returning to the Premier League top-four this season and remain in the hunt for Europa League glory.

“I was speaking a lot with him and also when his future was the conversation between the club and between him,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.

“We need his approach and his focus only on us for the matches.

“It’s not easy for him and after he signed [for Juventus] to finish thinking about his future, his focus is to help us and his attitude is a very amazing attitude towards each training session.

“He is available for each match, playing in different systems and different tactical positions for him. Now, I can say, I am very happy with him.

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“I continued speaking with him to do something very important in the last matches here in two competitions that are very important for us and with Arsenal, because he wants to do something important for the supporters and I want to do something important with him in his last matches here with his Arsenal heart.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal will be in action on Monday night in a trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford in the Premier League.

The last time the two sides met at the same venue came in October 2018, where Watford won 2-1.

Hornets captain Troy Deeney, who cancelled out Per Mertesacker’s opener, boldly claimed Arsenal lack “cojones” afterwards

When asked about this comment, Emery replied: “We need to be competitive and to be competitive is to use our capacity, being organised, using our quality and winning the duels individually and collectively.

“The capacity to make the combinations with the ball, breaking their lines and also for the full 90 minutes we have a lot to do defensively on the set-pieces, on the corners and offensively on the set-pieces and corners to see how we can fight individually against them.

“Above all, it is to play one match. One match with 11 opposition players with quality and also a very organised team. I think each match is going to be very difficult but we can prepare and we can be optimists also if we play with a big personality and giving a big performance.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal receives instructions from Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal before he is substituted 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)