Sunday, August 26, 2012

"I love Arsenal, I never wanted to leave." - Alex Song

In an interview with the Sun, Alex Song talked about Arsenal and his transfer to FC Barcelona. Here's the full statement that he made: 

"I woke up and read those things in the paper and was really surprised and disappointed. I love Arsenal, I never wanted to leave. I was ready to commit my future to the club. All I wanted were talks about a new contract but each time we were due to sit down, the club postponed it. I was fobbed off. I wanted a new five-year contract at Arsenal. In the end I got one - at Barcelona.

I had been trying for eight months to start talking about a new long-term deal but the club kept postponing me all the time, saying 'You have three years left'. I hadn't talked about money, I just wanted to sit down and discuss a new deal - I wanted to commit my career to the club I loved.

Then out of the blue, Barcelona came in for me. And, suddenly, I was wanted by the biggest club in the world and they wanted to give me a five-year deal."


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