Serie A - Pjanic reveals Arsenal U-turn

Miralem Pjanic has revealed he was on the verge of joining Arsenal rather than Roma two years ago.

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Miralem Pjanic, Roma (AFP)

The midfielder moved to the capital giants on transfer deadline day in August 2011 after an €11m (£9.5) fee was agreed with Lyon.

“I had a number of offers at the time and I was set to join Arsenal,” the 23-year-old told Avaz Sport. “I had agreed all of the conditions that had been put into place.

“However, my father had given his word to Roma and therefore I opted to sign for the Giallorossi instead.”

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has scored six goals in 60 games for the Stadio Olimpico outfit.

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