Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, who is set to join Juventus in the coming months, will miss his side’s Europa League final against Chelsea.
The Welshman will watch Arsenal’s clash from the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring strain in the Gunners’ quarter-final victory against Napoli.
However, Arsenal head coach Unai Emery insists that it was Ransey to blame as the Wales international ignored his advice before sustaining a costly injury.
Ramsey played 68 minutes in Arsenal’s win against Watford just 72 hours before their game in Naples and Emery says he told the midfielder to sit out the game. The Welshman, though, was desperate to play.
“Now we can speak about that,” said Emery. “Sometimes you cannot play every match with the same players because some players can be a risk for injury. When he was playing against Napoli, he was injured.
“The Monday before we played Watford, we won 1-0, and I prefer he didn’t play. I spoke with him. “Aaron, we are playing a lot of matches now. I think you need to rest one match.” ‘[He said]: “No, no, coach, I want to play, I want to play, I want to play, I want play, it is very important for me, it is very important for the team, I want to play.” “‘OK. Play.” And we won. After, Napoli. ‘You OK?’ “Coach, I can, I can, I can.’ And this is the process with him I had.”