Tony Adams has been speaking about Aaron Ramsey, who has followed in the footsteps of these players, and believes the Gunners should never have let him go. The 29-year-old left Arsenal in the summer of 2019 to move to Juventus and he looks likely to win the Serie A title with the Italian side.
Adams spoke to Stadium Astro, via JustArsenal, and said: “I do question Edu. I don’t think he’s had the experience of building European squads and I said very early, at the beginning of the season they took Ramsey, Koscielny and Petr Cech out of his team and gave him Luiz.
“You kind of going ‘hmm’. If I was the coach at that moment in time I’m going to go: ‘No, actually I want Ramsey’. If you’re going to build any lasting, victorious football club you need your best players. You can’t sell your best players, you need to keep them and work with them.
“So yeah it’s big problems as I see with recruitment at the moment and it’s been there for a little while now.”
It’s hard to disagree with the former Arsenal centre-back, as Ramsey was an integral part to the team before he left as he made 371 appearances and scored 65 goals whilst also supplying 65 assists, per Transfermarkt.
The Gunners have lost plenty of key players over the year but the fact that they let the Welshman go on a free transfer highlights a real issue with how the club sort out their contracts; and the issue is being highlighted again with the rumours around captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as he only has one year left on his contract and he has been linked to top European clubs like Atletico Madrid.
If the north London side want to start battling at the top of the league again, then they need to make sure their best players don’t move on, because if that cycle keeps going, they will continuously have to rebuild their squad time and again.
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