Arsenal legend Martin Keown has expressed his disappointment over the club’s decision not to retain the services of Aaron Ramsey, claiming that it was staggering and astonishing that they were letting the Welshman go.


Ramsey has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus and will move to the Italian champions in the summer, to join up with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.


Keown is unable to believe that Arsenal are letting Ramsey go while at the same time saying that they have no money left to buy new players. He was, however, in praise of the professionalism and dedication shown by the player despite his contract situation.



Keown told the Daily Mail: “If Arsenal are admitting they are only able to sign loan players, then it is staggering that they are happy to let one of their prized assets leave for nothing.


“Juventus looks the most likely destination for Aaron Ramsey when his contract runs out at the end of the season. The Italian champions must be rubbing their hands together.


“Ramsey has conducted himself with great dignity this season but it is astonishing that Arsenal, a powerhouse in the English game, could not put together a package to keep him.


Ramsey will certainly be upgrading the team that he plays in, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to get a spot in the starting lineup, something that he has been used to getting at Arsenal. However, he certainly will be looking forward to win a bunch of trophies during his time with the Italian club.