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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.

He added that Ramsey’s replacement would cost at least £40m and this has added the frustration, given there are reports indicating that Emery could be afforded the same kitty to complete the entire transfer business during the summer, he said: “I’m still fuming at the fact we’re going to lose Ramsey. It gets even more frustrating with the fact they’ve announced Emery only has around £40million to spend in the summer.

“That’s what you’d have to pay to get someone like Ramsey, probably a little bit more. It’s demoralising for me“ and I’m sure it’s even more demoralising for the fans to hear that and then to see quality players leaving the club. It’s even more frustrating the fact that it’s for nothing, that’s why he’s getting so “much money at Juventus“. I just don’t get it, I don’t know what the forward thinking is.”

Aside from Ramsey, the north London giants are also looking at the prospect of parting ways with Mesut Ozil during the summer as he is not regularly in the plans of the manager. The German has not been able to match the workrate requirements under Emery in training and reports have indicated that the Gunners could accept a cut-price move to compensate for the midfielder’s hefty £350,000-a-week wages.