Arsene Wenger has bemoaned the impending departure from Arsenal of another of his long-serving players, Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
The 28-year-old is to join Serie A outfit Juventus in July, ending 11 years at the Premier League club where he was signed as a teenager by Wenger.
“It will be a loss for Arsenal,” said Wenger. “I must say it will be an interesting move for Ramsey.
“He is a player who is great going forward. His main quality is he can keep the final ball and he makes interesting runs from deep.
“You don’t find many players today who can make midfield runs off the ball. It will be an interesting addition for Juventus.”
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