Unai Emery backs Arsenal youth stars to replace Aaron Ramsey

first_imgUnai Emery backs Arsenal youth stars to replace Aaron Ramsey Ramsey is joining Juventus this summer (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery hinted Arsenal may not look for a direct replacement in the transfer market for Aaron Ramsey this summer and will instead turn to the club’s youth academy to fill the void of the departed Welshman.Ramsey has played his final game for Arsenal ahead of his switch to Juventus this summer after eleven years at the club.Emery is not expected to be handed a significant transfer budget this summer and the Arsenal 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.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryMonday 13 May 2019 8:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Emery is set to dip into the youth academy to find a replacement for Ramsey (Picture: Getty)‘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.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Young players need opportunities to be with us in training.’Arsenal ended their Premier League campaign on a high with an away win at Burnley, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice to claim the Golden Boot, alongside Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Comment Advertisement Nketiah scored Arsenal’s third in the win over Burnley (Picture: Getty)Willock impressed Arsenal fans in attack, while Nketiah scored the Gunners’ third as Emery’s side finished in fifth place in the league.Arsenal have one more game this season against Chelsea in the Europa League final, a game Ramsey will miss due to injury.Emery has almost three weeks to prepare his players for their bid to claim qualification for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League.‘We prepare like when it’s an international break,’ he said. Willock impressed Arsenal fans against Burnley (Picture: Getty)‘We will have two days off and for the first week we will not be thinking about the final.‘We will train three days in London and then next weekend we will have it off and then we will start on Tuesday in London with three days training preparing with all of our focus on the final.‘We will go to Baku three or four days before the final, Saturday I think, and prepare for the match over the last three training sessions.‘It’s the same as when we have an international break.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends class message to Arsenal teammates after winning Premier League Golden Boot Advertisementlast_img

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