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Sidibe reveals that he rejected Arsenal

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 1,446

Pin Sidibe (R) says that Arsenal tried to sign him. EFE
Sidibe (R) says that Arsenal tried to sign him. EFE

Sidibe reveals that he rejected Arsenal

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 1,446

Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe has said that he rejected a move to Arsenal in the summer as he wouldn't have received much playing time in the position that he wanted.

The 24-year-old defender left Lille for Monaco in the summer but has since revealed that he almost signed for Arsenal, but decided not to join the Gunners as they would have played him infrequently and also out of position.

"I was on the brink [of signing for Monaco] and [Arsenal] gave me a headache by making a bid at the last moment," he told 'Le Parisien'.

"After reflecting on it, I was not certain my playing time would be guaranteed.

"I would have played maybe 25 games this season, including the cups. They also wanted to use me on the left whereas I want to establish myself on the right.

"I chose to stay in Ligue 1 and then leave for the Premier League next year because it is a competition that greatly appeals to me".

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