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Aaron Ramsey left Arsenal last summer after 11 years in north London (Picture: Getty)

Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey confessed his move to Juventus was partly motivated by his desperation to escape the comfort zone he found himself in after 11 years in north London.

Following the departure of Arsene Wenger, Ramsey became embroiled in a protracted contract saga. The Wales international was on the brink of signing a new deal before the club reneged on their offer and he was reduced to a bit-part role under Unai Emery.

With Arsenal’s 2018/19 season unravelling, Ramsey was brought back into the fold and his return coincided with an upturn in fortuntes. But by the time he suffered a season-ending injury against Napoli in a Europa League quarter final second leg tie, his mind was made up and had his heart set on a move to Juventus.

Adjusting to a new league and new surroundings has been a challenge for the 29-year-old, but the scorer of two FA Cup final winning goals for Arsenal remains adamant he made the right decision.

He told Foot Truck: ‘Juventus is a massive club, one of the top teams around in the world so when they come calling for you it’s hard for you to turn them down.

Aaron Ramsey is now part of a star studded Juventus side which includes Cristiano Ronaldo (Picture: Getty)

‘I was in a position where I was at a club for a very long time and I fancied a change to get out of my comfort zone to learn a new language, hopefully very slowly.

‘Again to test myself in a different league and all the cup competitions we’re still in.

‘We’re a top team and hopefully we can go far in many things and win many trophies and titles here.’

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