Aaron Ramsey says there was a lot of ‘confusion’ around his Arsenal contract demonstrating that he was as baffled about what happened as the rest of us.
Arsenal slapped down a contract in front of Aaron Ramsey to get him to renew. His agent dicked about for a while and then the club, to the surprise of everyone, whipped the deal away and said he could leave for free.
He’s now establishing himself at Juventus after recovering from the hamstring injury that ended his Arsenal career early and, ahead of this weekend’s match against Alexis Sanchez’s Inter Milan, he spoke with the media who asked him about the contract situation at Arsenal.
As you can tell from his comments, he clearly wanted to stay at the club.
“There was a lot of confusion, there were so many things at stake,” he told the BBC. “The decision was taken and that’s it, so I had to evaluate other options.
“Arsenal was going through a period of transition at the time, now they have so many players of quality and talents that are blossoming.
“The direction they are taking is the right one but now I only think of Juventus. I had an incredible opportunity at a very important club. I just want to be a part of it now and to reach great goals in an important stage.”
Still only 28 and allowed to leave for free, this doesn’t feel like a decision that will seem better with time.