Midfielder reveals reason for Arsenal snub

11:54 05 June 2013

Miralem Pjanic, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

Miralem Pjanic, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

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Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed that he would have joined Arsenal in 2011 had it not been for his father giving his word that he’d join the Italians in an 11million euros deal.

The Gunners were bringing in a host of players after their 8-2 defeat to Manchester United and the the north Londoners appeared to bring in Mikel Arteta instead.

“I had a number of offers at the time and I was set to join Arsenal,” Pjanic admitted to 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.”

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