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Emery reacts after Europa League quarter-final triumph over Napoli

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed his pleasure after the Gunners progressed to the semi-final stage of the Europa League at Napoli’s expense. The north London side were the better team across both legs and they eventually secured a 3-0 aggregate win to reach the last four of the competition for the second year running.

Speaking after the game, Emery was impressed with the commitment from the team who restricted Napoli from finding the scoresheet across both legs, he said: "I am proud of the players. We started very well. The first half was good because after we scored we continued not to give them opportunities. We defended well in the second half. In the two matches, we can be happy to win against Napoli."

EMERY KEEPS IT TOGETHER

Unai Emery didn’t put the blame of the defeat against Crystal Palace on Shokdran Mustafi whose schoolboy error in the second half of the game resulted in the Gunners conceding a vital goal which proved to be the difference at the end as they lost by a margin of just one goal to a comparatively far weaker opponent.

And this was not the first time in the season that Mustafi made an error like that. His performance in the heart of defense over the course of the season has not helped Arsenal much and once again, the team had to pay for his recklessness.

Piers Morgan believes Arsenal won’t miss the services of Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal super-fan Piers Morgan believes the Gunners won’t miss the services of Aaron Ramsey once he leaves for Juventus at the end of the season. The Wales international has already agreed to join the Bianconeri on a pre-contract agreement with his existing deal with the Gunners due to expire at the end of the campaign.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Morgan suggested that Ramsey reminds him of another fan favourite in Olivier Giroud, who has not been missed since his departure for Chelsea, he said: “Aaron Ramsey reminds me of Olivier Giroud – they’re both very good footballers, but honestly we haven’t missed Giroud at all since he left and I don’t think we’re going to miss Ramsey anything like the way people keep going on about it. The truth is, Ramsey for the last few years has been a perfectly good player in the team, but under Emery he hasn’t started that many games. Recently he’s started playing well because he’s got his big deal and good luck to him. He’s been a good servant to the team.”

Arsenal legend unimpressed with club’s handling of Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal legend David Seaman has been left fuming with the Gunners’ decision to run down the contract of Aaron Ramsey. The Wales international had initially been tipped to sign a contract extension with the Gunners before the club’s hierarchy decided to rescind the offer on the table in September.

Thereafter, there were suggestions that the Gunners could cash in on the Welshman’s services at the turn of the year but that was, however, not the case which left Ramsey with the option of agreeing a pre-contract with Juventus. Speaking to TalkSPORT, Seaman has said that he has been unimpressed with the Gunners’ decision of letting Ramsey leave on a Bosman when his contract expires in the summer.

Gary Neville gives reason behind Aaron Ramsey’s anticipated Arsenal exit

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes manager Unai Emery is aiming to change the mentality at Arsenal by parting ways with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey at the end of the season. Ramsey is widely expected to leave the Gunners on a free when his contract expires in the summer but he could be joined by Ozil, who has dropped down the pecking order under the Spanish tactician.

In a report covered by The Mail, the former United right-back highlighted that Emery needs at least four to five transfer windows to sort out the mess at the north London side. He added that the Spaniard wants players, who can transform the club to the next level and the likes of Ozil and Ramsey may not fit into the scheme of things.

Paul Merson slams Arsenal’s ‘criminal’ handling of Aaron Ramsey’s contract

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Paul Merson has slammed the Gunners for criminally handling the contract situation of Aaron Ramsey. The Wales international currently has six months remaining on his deal with the Gunners and he has also been told that an extension won’t be happening beyond the summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson termed the Gunners’ decision as ‘stupid’ and indicated that they should not let a player of Ramsey’s calibre leave the Emirates. He added that the Welshman provides heaps of Premier League experience and replacing him would require more finances while the new recruit will need time to adjust.

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey on the radar of Inter Milan

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been deemed to have reached a verbal agreement to join Inter Milan when the current season comes to a close. The Wales international has just seven months remaining on his existing deal with the Gunners and a probable renewal seems highly unlikely with the negotiations reaching a complete breakdown earlier in the campaign.

According to La Repubblica, the Nerazzurri are understood to have agreed personal terms with the former Cardiff City graduate which would witness him join the club at the end of the season. However, it is added that manager Luciano Spalletti would prefer working with the midfielder as early as the winter transfer window and this may tempt the Nerazzurri to agree on a cut-price deal with the Gunners at the turn of the year.

Arsenal supporters want Ramsey to stay

After Aaron Ramsey put on another sparkling show in the recent London derby against the Spurs, the supporters are starting to raise their voice to the Gunners hierarchy for the playmaker to be awarded an extension.

Ramsey who had landed at the Emirates a decade back has proven to be a good buy for Arsenal over the years as he has made many vital contributions and has helped the team win games, but his time in North London now seems to be up as Arsenal is believed to be in no mood to award him an extension, something the supporters are not very happy about.

Raul Sanllehi insists Aaron Ramsey’s contract decision was thoroughly analysed

Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi has indicated that the club had thoroughly analysed the contract situation of Aaron Ramsey before coming to their decision. The Wales international saw an offer rescinded from the hierarchy earlier in the season and reports have since suggested that the midfielder will leave on a Bosman when the campaign comes to a close.

Speaking to reporters, Sanllehi was recently asked the future of Ramsey with the Gunners and though, he did not mention the midfielder’s name, he gave a clear idea on the club’s stance on the contract discussions, he said: “I would like to avoid talking about personal players. It is more of a gathering of strategies and what our ideas are. What I can assure you is that any decision we take at the club of any kind, whether it concerns players or any other thing, it is very thoroughly thought through, analysed and discussed by different people.”

Paul Merson urges Liverpool to make a winter approach for Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Paul Merson believes Liverpool should make an approach for Aaron Ramsey in January in order to close the gap on Manchester City in the title pursuit. The Wales international has just eight months remaining on his existing contract with Arsenal and reports have already indicated that the club are not interested in discussing a renewal for him.

In a report covered by The Star, Merson said that the Reds should attempt to pursue Ramsey in January, should they hold an interest in the midfielder’s services, he quipped: “If Liverpool want him they might as well do a deal now. He would fit in there and he would help them challenge for the title. Manchester City are a much stronger, deeper team than Liverpool at the moment, but Ramsey could help change that. Whoever gets him will be getting a very good player. He makes good runs, scores goals, and has the vision to pick a pass.”

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