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Petit’s opinion on Aaron Ramsey returning to Arsenal as Juventus exit beckons

Aaron Ramsey is in the market for a new club after learning he is surplus to requirements at Juventus.

The Wales international joined the Old Lady on a free last summer after his contract expired at Arsenal, and currently earns £250,000-a-week in Italy.

Ramsey started only 11 matches in Serie A under Maurizio Sarri last season, as Juventus were dumped out of the Champions League on Saturday.

Sarri has since been sacked and replaced by Italian World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo, who doesn't consider Ramsey to be in his plans.

There are a number of clubs who would be keen on signing the Welshman, and he has already been linked with a return to Arsenal.

The 29-year-old came through the ranks at Arsenal after signing for the club from his hometown team Cardiff City in 2008.

He spent 11 years in north London, winning three FA Cups in this time.

But former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit doesn't believe a return to the Emirates would be a sensible move for either party.

Discussing the prospect with Mirror Sport back in March, Petit said: "Ramsey wanted to leave, what is the point in coming back?

"He is on big wages at Italy and I'm pretty sure Arsenal won't be able to give him that. That is why he left for Italy."

Arsenal are in the process of trying to lower their wage bill, and are looking for a way to buy Mesut Ozil out of his £18million contract.

The German has no future in north London, but is earning £350,000-a-week, and, unless anything changes, will do so for another full season.

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