With the departure of Aaron Ramsey from the Emirates Stadium confirmed, Arsenal legend Ian Wright thinks the club’s former chief Ivan Gazidis should also be blamed in the player’s free transfer to Juventus.
The Wales International will be plying his trade next season with the Italian giants having agreed to a deal reported to be worth £400,000-a-week, which also made him the highest paid British player in history of football.
According to some reports, the North London club was said to have also offered to extend the Welshman’s contract but his wage demands was deemed too much for the club.
While Gunners’ legend Wright, believes the departure of the Welsh midfielder is all due to the mismanagement of former executive Ivan Gazidis and also Arsene Wenger.
“What is really, majorly baffling is that Ivan Gazidis can get another job in the same position. That frightens me,” Wright said, speaking to 5Live Football Daily analyzing matches and some bet365 bonus code for Arsenal upcoming matches via Football London.
“I can’t see how AC Milan can look at the way that Arsenal have been mismanaged under his guidance and think ‘yeah, this is the guy for us.’
“I think Arsene Wenger has to take a little bit of blame for the way it’s been managed as well, he’s got to get in with Gazidis and say ‘this guy needs to be signed up now’, I don’t know why his eye was taken off the ball as well.
“Gazidis, that’s his job. He’s got to recognise that this guy is an asset.”
Having agreed a pre-contract deal with Juventus, Aaron Ramsey took to his Instagram page to say his goodbye to the Gunners fans saying he will continue to give his 100 per cent for the rest of the season.
He wrote: “As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus Football Club.
“I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.
“You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.
“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in North London. Thank you.
“I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.”