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Arsenal Snubbed: Madrid Pair Reject Arsene’s Advances
Arsenal have suffered another blow to their already disastrous summer transfer window, as Madrid pair Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil appear determined to earn their places at Real Madrid.
When asked about the imminent arrival of Gareth Bale, Ozil said on Wednesday “I am not afraid of this deal. I am happy to play with the best players in the world and I am sure I can manage this new situation in the team.”
He then went on to reiterate that he plans to stay at the Bernabeu stadium with Real this year. “I will stay,” he said. “I have a contract until 2016. I am flattered that great teams are interested in me, but I have a contract at Real madrid and I will stay. There is no discussion.”
Di Maria also pledged his future to Real, stating that he does not intend to leave even if Real Madrid signed Bale for a world-record fee of £86m.
Arsenal, Manchester City and PSG have all shown interest in the player, but Di Maria said recently “I understand the club are strengthening and they are precise in what they do. But I signed a contract until 2018 just a year ago and my desire is to stay in the Bernabeu.
Certainly, this most recent snub will frustrate Arsenal fans even further following a calamitous summer transfer window that has yielded little in the way of squad improvements.