Given that it’s the January transfer window, it won’t come as much of a shock to learn that the fascination surrounding Aaron Ramsey has kicked up into another gear once again. It’s something that we were all anticipating, and some of us were probably thinking that it may even be pushed back to the summer. Alas, here we are, as the Welshman moves closer and closer towards a transfer away from the Emirates.
The silver lining
Fans will likely have mixed feelings about the whole situation, because let’s face it, a small part of us probably thought he might end up staying. That won’t be the case though, and it’s time to come to terms with the fact that he probably won’t be playing for Arsenal Football Club by the time February rolls around.
Alas, we’re actually wondering whether or not it’s a bad thing once you take a step back and analyse the situation from afar. Not only will Arsenal likely receive a lump sum in exchange for selling him, but they’ll also be getting rid of a midfielder that has a tendency to go missing at random points throughout the season (on the pitch that is). It might sound like we’re being a little bitter, but we don’t think that’s the case.
Look on the bright side
Ramsey certainly has a smart footballing brain and he has put in some tremendous performances for Arsenal over the years, but it all depends on your perspective. He does his job but no more, and no less, and he’ll probably suit the Italian style of play better than he suits the Premier League. Why? It’s not as physical for one, and he’ll likely have more room with which to express himself.
He’s been a top servant for Arsenal Football Club but in terms of taking a look at the deal from our perspective, it’s pretty smart on all levels. It’s good for Arsenal, it’s good for Juventus, and it’s good for Aaron Ramsey. The same would also be true if he goes to any of the other top European clubs he’s been linked with, but it certainly seems like Turin is going to be his next destination at this stage.
Are you happy to see Aaron Ramsey (potentially) go to Juventus?