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Goodbye, Aaron

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s draw against Brighton & Hove Albion was hardly an awe-inspiring moment, and that’s putting it lightly. The club were unable to live up to the huge expectations that were on their shoulders, despite seemingly having one of the easiest run-ins in years. The top four race was right there for the taking, and they simply let it slip through their fingers.

Farewell

Yet, while that may have been one of the big stories of the day, the biggest of them all was Aaron Ramsey’s departure from the club. The Welshman isn’t going to be retiring from football or anything like that, but his move to Italian giants Juventus has still hit a lot of fans right in the sweet spot from an emotional point of view.

The whole saga surrounding his departure was obviously a bit of a sham earlier on in the season, and there’s no point in pretending like that wasn’t the case. However, even though it’s not a point of time we want to remember, it’s worth noting that all bad feelings towards Aaron have been turned away from him and towards the club themselves.

A great run

Whether that’s the correct way to go or not is kind of up to you, the fans, to decide, because it’s a mixture of his decision and the club’s at the end of the day. He’s going to be moving on towards something great with Juventus over in Serie A, where he has a great chance to win the Champions League. Of course, that won’t be his main motivation behind going there, but you have to think he wanted a little bit more stability and freedom than he is getting at the Emirates.

This seems like the last post we’re going to be doing on him after all this time, and with that in mind, we just want to say thank you. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of an 11 years and it hasn’t always been easy, which is what you’d expect in a weird way. Ramsey has given a lot to this club and you can tell by his emotion yesterday that part of him doesn’t really want to leave. Hopefully, somewhere down the line, we’ll be able to see him make some kind of triumphant return to the team.

When you think of Aaron Ramsey’s time at Arsenal Football Club, what are some of the major highlights that stand out above the rest?

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