AARON RAMSEY is preparing for his summer switch to Juventus – by watching Serie A on the telly.
The Welshman, 28, will end his 11-year stay at Arsenal when he joins Cristiano Ronaldo & Co in Turin at the end of the season.
And to make sure he is ready to hit the ground running at the beginning of the season, he is getting himself up to speed with all that is going on in Italy’s top flight.
Speaking in the Arsenal matchday programme ahead of tonight’s crunch Europa League clash with Napoli, Ramsey said: “I’ve been watching a lot of Juventus games.
“I’m obviously fully focused on Arsenal but I’ve been watching the majority of their games and getting used to their style.
“I’ve also been watching other teams in Serie A that I probably don’t know as well as I would like too.”
Ramsey starts in what could be his last European game for the Gunners at the Emirates tonight.
With Granit Xhaka injured, he lines up alongside Lucas Torreira in the middle as Unai Emery’s side look to take a first-leg advantage to Naples next week.
Winning the Europa League and finishing in the top four as well would be the fairytale ending.
But the Welshman is well aware of the threat Napoli – managed by Carlo Ancelotti – pose, with the likes of Jose Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens all starting.
He added: “I haven’t watched many of Napoli’s games but I know they are a great team with a lot of talented individuals.
“They’re playing well at the moment and they do like to score a lot of goals and create so it’s going to be difficult for us.
“We know that but we are confident and in good form ourselves as well.”
Ramsey is not the only first-team player leaving the Emirates this summer.
Petr Cech is hanging up his gloves after a stellar career with Chelsea and then Arsenal.
END ON A HIGH
And the midfielder knows exactly how the pair want to bow out.
He said: “Winning the Europa League and finishing in the top four as well would be the fairytale ending.
“Not just for me but for Petr as well. He’s obviously retiring at the end of the season so for him it would be pretty special to have that send off.
“I’ll be trying my hardest to achieve those goals.”
Speaking of goals, Ramsey has a brilliant goalscoring record in cup finals.
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He netted the winners in the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals and was also on the scoresheet when Arsenal thumped Manchester City 3-0 in the 2014 Community Shield.
So if he dreaming of another winner – this time in Baku on May 29?
Ramsey revealed: “Hopefully! That would be the perfect send off, wouldn’t it? Who knows, why not?”