On Monday evening one of the worst kept secrets in football was finally confirmed, with Aaron Ramsey's impending move to Italian giants Juventus announced on social media. In moving to Turin the Welshmen ends an 11 year spell at the Emirates Stadium where he's enjoyed a lot of success, developing into one of the finest box-to-box midfielders in Europe.
His contract in North London expires at the end of the season meaning that he moves on a free transfer, which looks like a fantastic piece of business by Massimiliano Allegri as he bids to strengthen his midfield.
Arsenal on the other hand have lost one of their best players and they're getting no transfer fee in return. Losing someone of that calibre would hurt any club but to lose them on a free looks like some very poor mismanagement and planning by the Arsenal hierarchy.
Bringing someone in to replace Ramsey won't be cheap and it's going to be interesting to see how this pans out. But one thing for sure is that there's a lot of questions surrounding his departure - was it a decision made by Emery to let him go? Are Arsenal just skint and can't compete with Europe's big clubs? Or are Arsenal FC just lacking ambition? Read below for more...