Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner has voiced his anger at the club allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave.
The 28-year-old looks set to join Juventus at the end of the season, having failed to agree on a new deal at the Emirates.
It is a decision that has been met with mixed feelings by Arsenal supporters, with many annoyed that the Welshman has not been retained.
Mariner is one of those, telling ESPN FC, as reported by the Express that the situation makes little sense to him:
He should be playing, he should be playing, it’s as simple as that. He’s playing [Matteo] Guendouzi who’s going to be a good player but he’s not ready yet. You’ve got [Lucas] Torreira who’s fantastic, put Ramsey alongside Torreira and you’ve got something going on.
Some of the decisions that the club have made are puzzling. You talk about [Alexis] Sanchez going for nothing to Manchester United.
Now Ramsey is going to, in my opinion, probably one of the favourites for the Champions League. He’s just going to slot in there for fun.
He’d be foolish not to sign the deal – £7.2m for five years per year, thanks for coming, give me the pen. It’s madness.
Arsenal now are going to have to go out and by £50-60m to replace him. He’s in the building, he’s a top player.
It’s killing me honestly, I love this kid.
Ramsey has been at Arsenal since 2008, scoring 61 goals in 354 appearances for the Gunners.
His time is almost up in north London, however, and it will be interesting to see who Unai Emery replaces him with.