Aaron Ramsey has spent almost exactly a decade with Arsene Wenger, and he says the departing manager deserves all the plaudits he’s been getting since announcing that he is stepping down at the end of the season.
“It’s been really tough,” said Ramsey. “It’s tough to take for the group of lads. He’s believed in us and backed us and has given us all these opportunities over the years, especially for me - he brought me here as a 17 year old. I owe him a lot.
“But he deserves everything he gets, all the plaudits and all the recognition for the great work that he’s done here over the years. Hopefully we can finish off the season on a high for him.”
Ramsey certainly played his part in that, stepping up a gear in the second half as we ran out 4-1 winners against West Ham United.
The Wales midfielder is now one of the top 10 scorers of the Wenger era after his attempted cross eluded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and found the net.
“To be honest, no [I didn’t think it was going in]! It was for Auba, but I’m glad he left it. I’m delighted on a personal note but more importantly we got the points today.”
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