Aaron Ramsey opens up on crying during emotional Arsenal farewell

first_img Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Apr 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link681Shares Read More Skip Ad Advertisement Top articles About Connatix V67539 Comment Read More Ramsey enjoyed a long and successful career at the club (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal has recalled how he felt powerless to keep his emotions in check during his goodbye speech to his adoring fans.The Wales international made the move to Juventus last summer after over a decade of service for the north London club, during which he scored two FA Cup final winning goals.The 29-year-old received a guard of honour on the pitch of the Emirates Stadium from his fellow Gunners teammates, and the occasion clearly got to him as he struggled to fight back the tears.Recalling his farewell, Ramsey said: ‘That was tough, I wasn’t prepared for that. I was just thinking I’m going to go out there, say my bit, I couldn’t control anything it was just pouring out.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Arsenal let Ramsey go on a free transfer to Italy after running down his contract at the Emirates Stadium.The Welshman joined the club from Cardiff City in 2008, and in an 11-year spell scored 40 goals in 262 appearances. He admitted legendary Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was a big factor in him moving to the north London side, and he was starstruck when he walked into a dressing room with Cesc Fabregas and Kolo Toure at just 17 years old.Ramsey added: ‘All my life I’ve been trying to achieve this thing of playing for Cardiff and then the next thing I know I’m walking into a dressing room with the likes of Fabregas, Gallas and Toure. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I’m 17 years old, I’m just like, “What’s going on here?!”. I just felt out of place but they were really cool guys, made you feel really welcome but still you had to pinch yourself.‘Wenger was a massive pull. He would give youngsters opportunities, he talked me through how he saw my career path going, how he wanted to improve me and what I needed to improve on.‘He brought me straight into the first-team to train every day with these world-class players and he believed in me.’MORE: Arsenal scout called Lucas Perez a ‘mid-table player’ before Arsene Wenger signed him for £17mMORE: Arsenal transfer target Chris Smalling to return to Manchester United after £25m Roma deal collapsesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next Aaron Ramsey opens up on crying during emotional Arsenal farewell Skip Read More SPONSORED 1 min. story Video Settings ‘I spent 11 years there, I grew up there, I’ve been married had my kids, been through so much on and off the pitch it meant so much to me that club and always will.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live / Read More by Metro 1/1 Advertisementlast_img

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