Arsenal fans will LOVE what Aaron Ramsey is doing for the Europa League final

The playmaker is leaving Arsenal this summer after 11 years at the club to join Juventus.

Waving goodbye with the 25kg Europa League trophy under his arm would have been the perfect swansong, but that dream was in tatters when Ramsey sustained a thigh injury in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Instead, the Welshman said his final hurrah as he fought back the tears at Emirates Stadium in the side’s final home game of the season.

With his last game played, Ramsey has planned a family holiday to Portugal this month, according to the The Sun.

But the paper reports that the playmaker will break off from the escape to make a 13-hour, 6,500-mile round-trip to the Azerbaijan capital to watch Arsenal in the Europa League final.

The 28-year-old has no obligation to make the pilgrimage but is determined to his team-mates finish the season on a high.

It is a vital game for the Gunners – not only because of the silverware up for grabs, but also because they can clinch Champions League football next season by beating London rivals Chelsea.

Ramsey has not been part of the preparations for the final and last week posted a picture on Instagram of him walking into the club’s training ground with the message: “Last day going into this place.”

Ramsey wanted to stay in north London and was close to signing a bumper contract extension, but the club mysteriously withdrew a tabled offer as he was about to sign.

He is leaving on good terms, though, and was flattering of the club in his farewell speech.

“It’s been a pretty emotional day,” he said to the Emirates Stadium faithful. “It’s 11 years of my life that I have spent here and so much has happened to me on and off the field.

“I have really grown up here. I am just grateful for the opportunity to play for this club for such a long time.

“I’ve met so many great people here, made great friends and Arsene [Wenger] bringing me to the club and giving me that opportunity was pretty special.

“To last this long, at a club like this, is something in itself. That doesn’t happen very often anymore, that’s why it’s so emotional and why the bond is so strong.

“I just want to say thank you very much for all the fans’ support over the years, there has been a few lows but lots of highs and the bond has been so strong because I have been here for such a long time and they have been with me through thick and thin, watching me go from a boy to man.”

Source: Read Full Article