Aaron Ramsey ‘feels all Arsenal’, says Unai Emery after Juventus-bound midfielder scores against Napoli
Juventus-bound midfielder Aaron Ramsey ‘feels all Arsenal’, says Unai Emery.
The Arsenal manager was speaking after watching the player score in the club’s 2-0 Europa League quarter-final first leg win over Napoli on Thursday.
Ramsey was a star performer and will be missed when his 11-year stay at the Emirates ends when he joins Serie A giants Juventus on a free transfer on July 1.
When asked about the 28-year-old’s man-of-the-match display, Emery said: “Awesome. I think he wants to do something important with us, to help us do something important because I think he feels all Arsenal.
“Here, with our supporters, he gives us more than all he can to do the best performance, not individually but thinking in the collective.
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“I want to enjoy this moment with him. I want to do something important in this moment with him. His focus now is very big, thinking about Arsenal only.”
Kalidou Koulibaly’s own goal 11 minutes after Ramsey’s 14th-minute opener see Arsenal take a healthy lead to Naples.
Ramsey and Ainsley Maitland-Niles could have increased the Gunners’ advantage, but they were denied by excellent Alex Meret saves.
Emery added: “I’m 60 per cent happy. We know the first leg today was very important to take good results and a good feeling with our supporters.
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“I think we deserved the result. We controlled the match with the ball and positioning. We can take their box with players and scoring two goals.
“We didn’t concede a lot. The second-half was different because they pushed more and had more possession.
“We know it’ll be very difficult there, their performances at home are usually strong performances. They’ll use all their attacking possibilities against us.”
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