Aaron Ramsey has admitted it was a difficult decision to leave Arsenal after Juventus confirmed the player had signed a pre-contract agreement with them.

The 28-year-old Wales international will move to the Serie A side at the end of the season after agreeing terms on a four-year deal which will reportedly pay him £400,000 per week.

Ramsey joined the Gunners from Cardiff City in the summer of 2008 and has featured in more than 250 Premier League games for the club.

The midfielder was involved in thee FA Cup-winning teams during his time at Emirates Stadium but is now looking forward to starting a new chapter in his career at Juventus, 13/2 to win the Champions League this season.

Ramsey said: "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 have 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 per cent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin."

Meanwhile, a statement from the Gunners, 3/1 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, read: "Everyone at Arsenal wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future.

"Aaron's made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world.

"We look forward to Aaron helping the team to a strong end to this season before he joins Juventus in the summer."

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Aaron Ramsey has admitted it was a difficult decision to leave Arsenal after Juventus confirmed the player had signed a pre-contract agreement with them.

The 28-year-old Wales international will move to the Serie A side at the end of the season after agreeing terms on a four-year deal which will reportedly pay him £400,000 per week.

Ramsey joined the Gunners from Cardiff City in the summer of 2008 and has featured in more than 250 Premier League games for the club.

The midfielder was involved in thee FA Cup-winning teams during his time at Emirates Stadium but is now looking forward to starting a new chapter in his career at Juventus, 13/2 to win the Champions League this season.

Ramsey said: "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 have 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 per cent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin."

Meanwhile, a statement from the Gunners, 3/1 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, read: "Everyone at Arsenal wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future.

"Aaron's made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world.

"We look forward to Aaron helping the team to a strong end to this season before he joins Juventus in the summer."

Source: bet365.com

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