Unai Emery’s Arsenal let Aaron Ramsey walk away for absolutely nothing in 2019, and the Gunners still haven’t replaced him.
The Welshman had his problems with injuries, nobody can deny that. However, he was among the best box-to-box midfielders in the Premier League when he was fully fit.
Ramsey was the last Arsenal midfielder who posed a constant goal threat. His late runs into the box were absolutely outstanding, and his ability to shoot from distance was a huge weapon as well.
Arsenal have really missed Ramsey and it’s a shame that we still haven’t replaced him. However, if a latest report is to be believed, Mikel Arteta has his eye on the perfect replacement.
Donny van de Beek could finally replace Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal
90min claimed last week that Arsenal have asked Manchester United to keep them informed about van de Beek’s future.
The Dutchman, labelled as a ‘brilliant football player‘ by Scott McTominay, joined the Red Devils for £40 million (BBC) last summer but he has barely played. He started just four games in the PL all season, and that could open the door for clubs to sign him.
Van de Beek is an outstanding footballer. The 24-year-old, like Ramsey, can play as a number eight and as an attacking midfielder. His passing is brilliant and he’s a massive goal threat as well thanks to his late runs into the box.
The former Ajax man was directly involved in 51 goals in his last two seasons in Amsterdam. That’s as good a return as you can possibly expect from a midfielder, and he would be an amazing signing for Arsenal.
It is extremely unlikely that Manchester United will agree to sell van de Beek to Arsenal. However, if Edu can find a way to bring him in, it will be his best signing yet as our technical director.