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Arsenal news: Serie A star admits he regrets snubbing Gunners transfer amid Ozil title verdict

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Torino defender Armando Izzo has admitted that he regrets turning down a transfer to Arsenal back in 2019.

Speaking to Cronache di Spogliatoio, via Sport Italia, Izzo said: “The year I renewed with Torino, after qualifying for Europe, my former agent and the president Urbano Cairo told me that Arsenal and Conte’s Inter Milan were there. I had feeling for Toro, I believed in the project and I stayed another year.

“That year, I scored six goals and I didn’t hear from any team. I asked myself ‘how is it possible that there is no team?’ Then, after two years, Bremer, with four goals and finishing 10th, he goes to Juventus.

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“My dream was to go to Inter, I’ve never been able to.”

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Ozil’s title verdict

Mesut Ozil has claimed that he harbours no ill feelings to Arsenal after announcing his retirement earlier this week.

Asked to sum up his time with the Gunners, he told Marca : “The first years were very good.

“We played in the Champions League, we had a great team with great players and an incredible coach like Arsene Wenger. After he left the club, many things changed for me. But I have no interest in adding fuel to the fire again.

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“Now I am relaxed and I wish the best to the Arsenal fans, who have always been very supportive of me. I would be happy for them if they could celebrate the Premier League title. They deserve it!”

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Martinelli admission

Gabriel Martinelli has revealed that Arsenal teammate Gabriel Jesus is one of the best people he has ever met in the footballing world

“In this month that he was out, he was always talking to me and with the other boys, trying to help,” the 21-year-old told the Come Back Stronger documentary.

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“And as I said, that’s who he is and he’s a lovely person that tries to help everyone. It’s so important to have him here.

“I knew from the beginning, but when he came, I realised that he’s a great guy, a great player. I’ve said it many times, on and off pitch, he is one of the best people that I’ve met in football.”

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