Former Arsenal transfer target opens up on decision to snub Gunners

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Yacine Adli insists he doesn’t regret snubbing Arsenal to remain at Paris Saint-Germain.

The 18-year-old midfielder was close to joining the Gunners last summer after holding talks with the Premier League giants.

But he had a change of heart and signed professional terms with PSG instead having been assured of first-team football under Thomas Tuchel.

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Instead he failed to make a single senior appearance and ended up joining Bordeaux last month in a £4million move.

“I don’t regret anything. Even if I didn’t play once over the past six months in Paris, I’m glad I chose them,” Adli told Le Parisien. “I was around great players every day. I progressed, but that’s in the past.

“Now, I’m focused on Bordeaux.”

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Having failed to land Adli, Arsenal  signed Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient with the youngster impressing almost immediately under Unai Emery.

Meanwhile, Arsenal confirmed in a statement on Monday that Aaron Ramsey will leave the club to join Juventus  at the end of the season.

“He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world,” the club said.

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