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Aaron Ramsey reveals how he left Arsenal for Juventus

Aaron Ramsey has revealed how Arsenal withdrew a new contract offer after agreeing terms shortly before leaving the Emirates Stadium in 2019.

The Welsh midfielder’s contract was due to expire but Ramsey believed the club wanted him to stay.

It was therefore a shock when he was allowed to join Juventus on a free transfer this summer.

Speaking to The Times, the 31-year-old, who is now with French club Nice, said: “It all happened… I agreed to a contract they proposed.

“It was quiet for a few weeks. I said to my agent, let’s do it, and then suddenly the contract was gone. So there was nothing to sign or agree to.

“It was a difficult start for a few months with Unai [Emery]. As the season progressed I played more and played really well.

“Then January came and I had to make a decision whether to go ahead and see what happens or agree [to sign] somewhere [else].’

Juventus were keen on Ramsey and offered him a deal worth around £400,000 a week which he accepted in the summer of 2019.

“I have decided [move] because there was nothing on the table [from Arsenal]’ Ramsey added.

Ramsey spent 10 years with the Gunners, scoring 64 goals in 369 games and helping them to three FA Cup successes.

But despite the manner of his exit, Ramsey, who said his goodbyes in tears on the Emirates Stadium lawn, has no animosity towards his old club.

“I have no bad words or feelings towards Arsenal. They’re still a big part of my life and I still pay attention to them and I’m really glad they’re doing so well,” he said.

“I have always loved Arsenal and that will never change.”

Ramsey’s time at Juventus proved overwhelming and he spent part of last season on loan at Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

In early August, he accepted a free transfer to rising Ligue 1 club Nice.

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