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Emmanuel Petit has seemingly hit out recently at rumours linking Aaron Ramsey with a return to Arsenal saying the midfielder ‘wanted to leave’ but none of it is what it seems.
Juventus have apparently told Aaron Ramsey to find a new home after just one season with the club. It took approximately three seconds for the Welshman to be linked with a return to Arsenal and a couple of hours for Emmanuel Petit to pop up with his opinion. Or so it seemed.
“”Ramsey wanted to leave, what is the point in coming back? He is on big wages at Italy and I’m pretty sure Arsenal won’t be able to give him that. That is why he left for Italy,” he told the Mirror in an article published on 11 August. But if you look closely, which we all know most people don’t do on the internet, you will see Petit’s comments are actually from March.
But that’s not actually why Ramsey left for Italy, although I’m sure it helped.
Ramsey wanted to stay with Arsenal and there was a contract on the table with both parties finding agreement. Then, with no warning, Arsenal whipped the contract away, leaving Ramsey as confused as the rest of us.
Even Arsene Wenger said Ramsey wanted to stay and there was an agreement. It was then reported that Unai Emery didn’t want to match that offer.
Petit is correct that Arsenal would not be able to match Ramsey’s Juve wages. No side could reasonably justify them given his injury problems that continued into his time in Italy.
But that’s not the only reason they probably shouldn’t move for him, as much as we want him to with our hearts.
We really need to listen to our heads.