Aaron Ramsey’s bond with this club was there for all to see on Sunday on an emotional final appearance for him at Emirates Stadium.
The Wales international will leave the club this summer to join Juventus, and received a rapturous reception from the Arsenal fans as he took part in a guard of honour.
“It’s been a pretty emotional day,” Ramsey told Arsenal Player. “It’s 11 years of my life that I have spent here and so much has happened to me on and off the field.
“I have really grown up here. I am just grateful for the opportunity to play for this club for such a long time.
“I’ve met so many great people here, made great friends and Arsene bringing me to the club and giving me that opportunity was pretty special.
“To last this long, at a club like this, is something in itself. That doesn’t happen very often anymore, that’s why it’s so emotional and why the bond is so strong.
“I just want to say thank you very much for all the fans’ support over the years, there has been a few lows but lots of highs and the bond has been so strong because I have been here for such a long time and they have been with me through thick and thin, watching me go from a boy to man.”
Arsenal Celebrated Aaron Ramsey by thanking him for his commitment during his time with the club.
“For 11 years of service, for 369 appearances, for 64 goals, for 62 assists, for those Wembley winners, for coming back from that injury to achieve what you have with us, for EVERYTHING you’ve given to this club, we just want to say… THANK YOU, @aaronramsey!