Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech paid tribute to Aaron Ramsey as he hailed his impact in the team and described the Welshman as a “core of the room”.
Ramsey was handed a fitting farewell after the 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion that ended Arsenal's chances of finishing in the top four and leaves them with only winning the UEFA Europa League as their route to the Champions League. Ramsey, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, is leaving Arsenal at the end of the current campaign to join Juventus.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Cech was asked whether he could sum up what Ramsey has brought to the Gunners, "No, When you have someone who spent more than 10 years in the same club you obviously as a player who come in these are the core of the Arsenal dressing room, the Arsenal club. Losing a player like that is always a big loss for the club, for everybody.
"When he came from Cardiff no one really knew how great a player the club brought in. I think he gave everything he could all those 11 years." It’s a shame he couldn’t be on the pitch because everything he has done for the club he would deserve to be on pitch and maybe the score would be better."
Petr Cech is expected to hang his boots at the end of the season.