Arsenal boss Unai Emery has strongly suggested that the club may not look for a direct replacement in the transfer market for Aaron Ramsey this summer and will instead turn to the Gunners’ youth academy to fill the void.
The Welshman has played his final game for the Gunners ahead of his switch to Juventus this summer after eleven years at the Emirate.
Emery is not likely to be handed a large transfer budget this summer and the Gooners’ boss insisted he is keen for the likes of 19-year-olds Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah to step up.
‘’We need to use young players like Ramsey who played here when he was young. Every player can take chances and use these chances to improve with us,’’ Emery said after a 3-1 win over Burnley on Sunday.
‘’Willock and Nketiah played the 90 minutes, they used this time to help us with a good match. It’s our responsibility to give them chances but find the best performance as a team.
‘‘Young players need opportunities to be with us in training.’’
The Gunners ended their Premier League campaign on a high with an away win at Burnley.
Willock impressed Gunners fans in the attack, while Nketiah scored Arsenal’s third as Emery’s side finished in fifth place in the EPL.
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