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Emery admits he ‘respects’ Ramsey’s decision to leave Arsenal

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has insisted that he respects Aaron Ramsey’s decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

Wales international midfielder Ramsey is Arsenal’s longest serving player having joined the club in 2008 from Cardiff, but negotiations over a new contract at the Emirates broke down some time ago and he is set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Ramsey is widely expected to join Serie A Champions Juventus, although Gunners boss Emery has insisted that he remains happy with the player and revealed the 27-year-old continues to train hard despite the speculation surrounding his future.

“My idea and focus, I say to him every day, is with us,” Emery told the press ahead of his sides clash against West Ham on Saturday.

“We need his performance for us. The last matches I am very happy with him. I asked him the last match if he’s ok to help us play, he said yes I want to play. He played with a big commitment to us.

“His future is individually for him, for his family, his agent. Every training day with us he is working very well and I want his focus to us from him the same on Saturday.

“I respect a lot his decision. I cannot say more than this situation. For me the most important (thing) is Ramsey with us. His future I respect a lot because it is a very private decision. But between him with us every day, I am very happy with him now.”

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