REVEALED: Aaron Ramsey had a clash with Unai Emery before he decided to leave Arsenal

Unai Emery and Aaron Ramsey disagreed over the Welshman’s best role in the team as he prepares to leave Arsenal for Juventus on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old has reportedly agreed a deal with the Serie A champions that will make him the second highest paid player in Turin behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, with a medical potentially taking place soon.

However, Emery will not be particularly sad to see Ramsey go, with BBC Sport reporting that the Spaniard had reservations over his role in the squad and suitability to his football.

When Emery first arrived in north London it was suggested that he would build the team around Ramsey in an effort to convince him to sign a new contract.

But the former PSG boss quickly realised that Ramsey did not fit his style of play or formation, with the midfielder making it clear that he wanted to play as a roaming number eight, running onto the ball high up the pitch.

But Emery does not use a number eight, with Ramsey restricted to play a deeper, more disciplined role without the license to roam – or as a No.10, which he is not suited to.

It is why a move to Juventus has appealed to him so much, with Massimiliano Allegri generally using a three-man midfield which will allow Ramsey to play the role he craves.

Nevertheless, Emery still trusts in Ramsey to provide cover and competition until the end of the season, saying: ‘I say to him every day that we need his performance for us. ‘And I was very happy with him in the last match.

He asked in Blackpool to play, he said: “Coach, I want to play”. ‘His future is for him, his family and his agent. But every day in training he is working very well. I want his focus to be on us, and to be on West Ham on Saturday. I respect his decision a lot.’

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