Arsenal hero Robert Pires claims it is only a matter of time before Aaron Ramsey returns to the Emirates Stadium.
Ramsey, 30, left the Gunners at the expiry of his contract in the summer of 2019 to join Juventus.
The midfielder helped the Turin giants win Serie A in his first season at the Allianz Stadium, adding to the three FA Cups already in his trophy cabinet.
Ramsey scored the winners in two FA Cup finals and holds legendary status at Arsenal, for whom he scored 64 goals in 369 games.
And Pires – who won two league titles and two FA Cups with the Gunners – insists Ramsey will return to Arsenal in “a few more years”.
Quizzed on whether Ramsey should stay in Italy for many more seasons, Pires told TuttoJuve : “He is very intelligent and knows how to adapt everywhere, Juve is a very big club and Serie A is improving him even more.
“He needs to stay a few more years and then he will return to Arsenal. It is my belief, I am not a fortune teller.”
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Pires also claimed Ramsey would be the “perfect” fit to play under Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta while he discussed how much the Welshman is missed in north London.
The Frenchman added: “Aaron would be perfect in Mikel Arteta’s game system, but he belongs to Juve and he has to stay focused on the Old Lady to win trophies.
“This year he has already won one [the Supercoppa Italiana], I hope it’s just the first in a long line.”
While Ramsey has made 16 appearances in Serie A this season, he has started just nine of those games. Nonetheless, Pires is pleased with his overall performance due to the fierce competition for minutes at Juve.
“He is doing well, so I am satisfied,” said Pires. “The competition in Juventus is terrible because there are very strong players in every department, but every time he plays he is very consistent, has excellent technique and is often well positioned to score as he did on Saturday against Sampdoria. He made an excellent choice.”
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