Aaron Ramsey finally explains controversial Arsenal exit

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Arsenal are going through a transitional period at the moment. They have many great players and a lot of talent coming through.‘They are definitely going in the right direction – but my situation now is at Juventus. I have an unbelievable opportunity at a massive club.‘I just want to be part of this now. Hopefully I can help my team-mates and my club achieve some great things on the big stage.After his start to the season was delayed by a hamstring injury which ultimately ended his Arsenal career, Ramsey has quickly established himself as an increasingly influential figure in Maurizio Sarri’s new-look team.The former Napoli coach endured an acrimonious end to his tumultuous year in charge of Chelsea, but Ramsey is enjoying learning from his new manager.‘It has been great so far. There have been new ideas and new information which we are working hard to try to put into practice. Aaron Ramsey finally explains controversial Arsenal exit Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 12:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kSharescenter_img Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey has admitted he was forced to ‘look at other options’ after the chance to extend his Arsenal career was taken away from him.The Wales international spent 11 years in north London, cementing his reputation as a club legend with winning goals in both the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals.Ramsey joined Juventus on a free transfer this summer having, at one point last season, been on the verge of signing a new long-term contract at Arsenal.Asked if he was given a reason as to why the offer of a new deal was reneged upon, he told the BBC: ‘Yes. It was in the end.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There was a lot of confusion and a lot of things were up in the air. The decision was made and that was the situation, so I had to look at other options. Aaron Ramsey is enjoying working under former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri (Picture: Getty)‘At times it hasn’t worked as well as we would have liked, but in other parts it really has. We are slowly getting better in terms of what he wants to implement and understanding our roles and responsibilities more.‘This club has been so good and so dominant for so long. We know other teams have improved and are trying to knock us off top spot. But this place is all about winning and that is what we are striving for.’Who will score more goals this season?Joe Willock0%Aaron Ramsey0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Martin Keown names the Arsenal back four he wants Unai Emery to pickMORE: Arsenal legend David Seaman questions Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang substitution Advertisementlast_img read more

Steve Johnson looks to continue streak

first_imgBefore USC begins its stretch of Pac-12 play, the USC men’s tennis team will host one last nonconference opponent and hope to add yet another tally to their 38-match win streak.The No. 1 Trojans (18-0) will take on No. 42 Boise State (16-5) today at 3 p.m. at Marks Stadium in USC’s effort to remain undefeated entering conference play, which begins Friday.Streaking alongside his squad is No. 2 senior Steve Johnson, who remains undefeated in singles this year and has won 51 consecutive singles matches dating to last January.Undefeated · Senior Steve Johnson and the No.1 Trojans are 18-0 on the season. Boise State will mark their last match before conference play. – Chris Roman | Daily Trojan“[Johnson] is a great example for everyone. We reflect and talk about it all the time — how hungry he is and how motivated he is,” USC coach Peter Smith said. “A lot of that comes with confidence and he’s extremely confident right now.”Fellow senior Daniel Nguyen, who is ranked No. 16 in singles, is also in a groove with nine straight singles wins.Besides the two seniors, USC features four other ranked players in singles, including sophomores Ray Sarmiento and Emilio Gomez — ranked No. 24 and No. 41, respectively — and freshmen Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz, ranked No. 30 and No. 121, respectively.In doubles action, Johnson and Hanfmann comprise the No. 6 duo in the nation, but Smith has recently featured a new combination of Johnson and Quiroz, who have won four in a row together.“It was actually just an experiment at first, but it’s going pretty well,” Smith said. “We’ll have some very good options down the road.”Nguyen and Sarmiento, however, have remained a constant pair and stand at No. 21 in the nation with a 17-4 record for the season.With experience playing beside one another in the fall, Hanfmann and Gomez make up USC’s third pair and have gone 3-1 together in the dual match season.USC’s 6-1 victory over No. 10 Florida last Monday marked the Trojans’ sixth win over a top-10 opponent.Although the Trojans will face a weaker opponent in the Broncos, Smith insists there is no place for complacency on his team.“In anything, if you ever think you’ve made it, you’re done,” Smith said. “You’re always on a journey upwards. Every single guy has a lot of things to work on.”Boise State, riding an eight-game win streak, features two ranked singles players in No. 48 James Meredith and No. 55 Damian Hume.The match against the Broncos will be USC’s last home match before kicking off conference play with a four-match road trip.“It’s always special playing at home, but we’re going to take it like another match and continue to build and improve,” Sarmiento said.The Trojans claim that their longstanding win streak dating to last February speaks to their high standards as a tennis power seeking their fourth consecutive NCAA championship in May.“We won three [championships] in a row. This is nothing new to us,” Smith said. “There’s an expectation level here that is unlike any other school in the country.”last_img read more