After scoring a goal in his last North London Derby and being named the man of the match against Manchester United, Aaron Ramsey made the Arsenal fans realise that they are really going to miss him next season. The Welsh midfielder agreed to sign a pre-contract with Italian champions, Juventus, and that makes him move to Turin when his contract with Arsenal ends this summer.
He will be leaving the Emirates after 12 wonderful years with the club. Ramsey has always been a key figure in the Arsenal team for the last decade. The fans are really going to miss their Welsh wizard next season.
With the 28-year-old leaving, Unai Emery will have a tough job on his shoulders with regards to replacing him in the Arsenal team. It won’t be easy for any player to fill in Ramsey’s boots at the Emirates. The Arsenal midfielder is an absolute pleasure to watch.
Jack Grealish: Perfect Ramsey Replacement
Player Profile: Jack Grealish
Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish seems like the best replacement for Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal. The English midfielder has been one of the best players in the Championship this season.
The 23-year-old midfielder who was the centre of attention in Villa’s game against Birmingham has attracted a lot of interest from Premier League clubs.
Even though he has been involved in just eight of Villa’s goals this season, the young midfielder has been a very important figure in the heart of the team’s attack. The 23-year-old is very similar to Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey in terms of his game and his work rate.
He was subject to heavy interest from Tottenham Hotspur last year but ended up staying at Villa Park when the clubs failed to agree on a fee. Currently ninth in the Championship table, the 23-year-old is helping his team enter the play-off places in order to seek a return to the Premier League next season.
Grealish is a gem in midfield. He possesses all the qualities required to become a world-class midfielder. He has incredible dribbling and passing skills, and which makes him quite similar to Aaron Ramsey.
As a playmaker, he has a pin-point vision and also possesses a swift movement with the ball. The midfielder likes to shoot from distance and is a big threat from direct free-kicks. His smooth movement off the ball makes him a very difficult player to mark.
Perfect Ramsey Replacement for Emery?
There can be no better player to replace Ramsey than Jack Grealish. The Aston Villa man has the ability to take the entire Arsenal team to the next level. He can make the Arsenal’s midfield look more prolific. The 23-year-old can also create a lot of chances for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to score.
He can be an instant hit at the Emirates and will win over the Arsenal fans’ hearts in a matter of time. Averaging 1.3 tackles every game, the midfielder has a very high work rate. His other defensive contributions for his team are also quite impressive. The Villa man is a quite disciplined midfield player, which is quite rare to see in today’s football.
One of Ramsey’s main jobs at Arsenal for the last ten years was starting in advanced positions and becoming a proper goal-scoring threat for the opposition. The Welshman’s runs into the box played an important role in Arsenal’s attack over the years.
His cheeky flicks and turns in advanced positions make him a pretty difficult player to cope with. Grealish ticks all the boxes for the perfect Aaron Ramsey replacement for Unai Emery.
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