Aaron Ramsey has signed a four-year deal to join Italian champions Juventus at the end of the current season.
With his contract at Arsenal due to expire in June, Ramsey has signed a pre-contract to join the Serie A club on July 1 with the deal reported to be worth in the region of £325,000-a-week.
The Wales international had been in negotiations with Arsenal over a new deal for several months but the Gunners withdrew their offer in October due to financial constraints.
“As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus Football Club,” Ramsey said in a statement.
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“I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive. You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.
“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in North London. Thank you.
“I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.”
Ramsey initially joined Arsenal in 2008 and following loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Cardiff he returned to the club, making over 350 appearances for the Gunners, winning the FA Cup three times.