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

EMPICS Sport

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.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Kendra got a hug from Jake, but the Twittersphere was unimpressed with her antics.

Read more

Their version of Sir Elton John’s Something About The Way You Look saw Only the Young voted off Saturday’s show.

Read more

Claudia Winkleman received a warm welcome and managed to hold off the tears as she returned to presenting Strictly Come Dancing.

Read more

Promotions

Gamucci is a global leader and premier brand of electronic cigarettes

Gamucci has an electronic cigarette tailored for every need! We have a range of both disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes suitable for all adult smokers. And for a limited time we’re offering up to 40% off.

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Match reports

TOP STORIES

Arsenal Quizzes

Try our fiendishly difficult new Arsenal quiz! Picture: PA

This new quiz will test even the most devoted Arsenal fans’ knowledge...

Read more
Can you name these moustaches?

Movember is upon us once again and men across the country are growing moustaches to raise money to battle prostate cancer.

Read more
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more

Arsenal Transfer News