Finally, it is time for Aaron Ramsey to say good bye to Emirates. After having 258 appearances for the London side, the Welsh Superstar is all set to join Juventus on summer. Now the question is who will replace him? According to the report from Mirror.com, Arsenal Legend Robert Pires is hopeful to see French International Adrien Rabiot as the replacement for Ramsey.
Ramsey is one of the best box-to-box midfielder at the moment. The fate was never favourable for him. Ramsey and injuries were like friends. But every-time he gets suffered with injury, he bounced back with more determination. He has scored many crucial goals for the Gunners and the final one was against Tottenham on last Saturday.
“Arsenal have the advantage of Emery having already worked with him at PSG, which should hopefully sway Rabiot to join Arsenal. He would be worth a big fee on the transfer market so the fact he’s free makes it a no brainer."
– Robert Pires via bwin pic.twitter.com/vH6VMlw0Nc
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) March 8, 2019
The 23-year-old central midfielder began his career at Creteil-Lusitanos in short-term. He signed his first professional contract for Paris Saint-Germain on 2 July 2012. He has a record of 24 goals in 227 appearances for the French side.
Speaking about the possibilities Arsenal Legend Pires had his say about him :
“Arsenal have the advantage of Emery having already worked with him at PSG, which should hopefully sway Rabiot to join Arsenal.
“He would be worth a big fee on the transfer market so the fact he’s free makes it a no brainer.
“If Emery can secure Rabiot then I think he’ll be able to fill the hole that will be left by Ramsey’s departure.”
Rabiot is no longer a first choice for PSG. The French International is out of contract within three months and is desperately waiting to leave the French Champions. Rabiot had been linked with a move to Barcelona recently. But the Catalan Giants ends up sealing De jong move from Ajax. Due to frustration, the youngster fired his own mother from the agent role.
In three months, Rabiot would be available for free in the transfer market. With a lot of fruitful years to come, signing the youngster for free is definitely a bonus for any team. Considering the departure of Aaron Ramsey, it is the right time for Emery to make a move.
Liverpool is also in the race for Rabiot. The Reds have a clear advantage over the Gunners on the financial basis. Arsenal is undergoing a tough time with transfers. Emery had previously admitted in january that they cannot sign any players on a permanent basis.
The good sign for the Gunners is the fact that Emery had already worked with Rabiot during his spell at France. His relationship with the midfielder would make a possible reunion at the Emirates.
76 passes attempted per game with a 92.3% success.
7 recoveries and 3.8 interceptions per game.
Major European transfer on the horizon.
Adrian Rabiot is hot property this summer. 💰 pic.twitter.com/NF8aqSBwHV
— ⚡ Sam (@Littology) March 7, 2019
Also, the french youngster will get more game play time at Arsenal than crowded Liverpool. Future of Ozil is still hanging on the air and Ramsey is on his way out to Turin. Rabiot can make an instant impact at the Emirates considering the current circumstances.
The final decision is always in the hands of the club and the player and Rabiot has the opportunity to choose his future with plenty of options at his disposal. With Unai Emery already worked the frenchman, Gunners do have the advantage over other clubs at the moment.
Arsenal now face Rennes in their second leg of Europa League Round Of 16 at the Emirates Stadium.