Captain Takes Swipe at Ex-Teammates in Ramsey Farewell Tribute


Laurent Koscielny in a farewell tribute to Aaron Ramsey has slammed some of his ex-teammate who according to him relented in their fight for the club.

It is no longer news that Ramsey will be putting an end to his 11-year reign at the Emirates Stadium having signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus earlier in the year.

Attempts to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium did not yield results and a point came where there was no longer a chance for the Welshman to do so as the Gunners withdrew the offer from the table, opening the door for potential suitors.

The 28-year-old will now head to Italy to join Cristiano Ronaldo via a contract that will earn him £400 000 per week.

Speaking on the looming departure of Ramsey, Koscielny lauded his never-say-die attitude all through his stay while indirectly hitting at those who backed out at crucial moments.

“I will miss him,” he said ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final tie with Valencia.

“He played so many years here, he was so important for the club and the players because every season we start the season and we have new players.

“And I think he gave a lot for the adaptation of the new players.”

“What I like about Aaron is that, we know he signed for Juventus, but he is still a professional and always fights for the club and for the team,” Koscielny added.

“Sometimes you have players who have stopped fighting for this team but I think he has loved this club and that is why he stayed at 100 per cent for us. It shows a great mentality and character.”

Even when he knew that he was going to leave at the end of the season, Ramsey still turned up in games. He played so well to the point that many fans nursed more pain upon realisation that he will no longer be with us next season.

We have seen him in an Arsenal shirt for the last time, no thanks to a hamstring injury he sustained during the return leg of our Europa League quarter-final tie in Naples.

The fitness problem has ruled him out of the season, so said Unai Emery when asked if he would feature in the final.

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