Unai Emery cleared up Aaron Ramsey’s reason for the last-minute exclusion from yesterday’s match versus Chelsea, in Dublin, as well as giving insight as to what to expect from the club leading up to the transfer window closing next Thursday.
Regarding Ramsey missing yesterday:
“He has one little muscular pain and we decided not to start him in the match because it’s maybe a big risk for him,” Emery said. “But I’m waiting for the medical analysis and I don’t think it will be a big problem.”
Emery also called for Ramsey to stay at the club as his contract status continues to invite more questions:
“It’s one question for the club and another for the player. I think my opinion is clear: I want him to be with us, but then it’s one question for the player and the club. My opinion is professional and is in the interest of the team.”
As for how he sees his team as it stands now and what they might do between now and August 9th:
“At the moment, I’m very happy with the players that are here with us,” Emery said. “We also have others still to come, like Nacho Monreal, Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka, who will start to get minutes on Saturday.
”I am telling you that we’re speaking inside and we are OK. There is only a possibility that we sign someone if it’s a good opportunity.”
Rumors have linked him and the club with players such as Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, and while they seem more and more unlikely as the days come and go it’s clear they’re not ruling anything out at this moment. More to come, as we say.