Arsenal have reportedly acquired a ‘sharp no’ from Alvaro Morata over the prospect of shifting to the Emirates in the summertime switch window.

Morata spent 15 months with Chelsea and struggled for type within the Premier League, later revealing his struggles with psychological well being whereas with the Blues.

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However his time with Chelsea hasn’t dampened Arsenal’s curiosity within the 29-year-old.

That’s in response to La Stampa (through Sport Witness), who declare the Gunners have ‘contacted’ Atletico Madrid a few potential transfer.

They’re stated to be keen to supply greater than the acquisition clause Juventus have of their present mortgage deal for Morata.

However Morata has little interest in a transfer to Arsenal and a return to London, the place he was ‘at nighttime’ all through his time at Chelsea.

He feels far more at residence in Turin, and Arsenal have due to this fact acquired a ‘sharp no’ with Juventus set to signal the striker to a everlasting deal.

In the meantime, Granit Xhaka has revealed that he was virtually “completed” at Arsenal after experiencing “pure hate” and “disrespect” from the membership’s supporters.

Throughout a match in opposition to Crystal Palace in October 2019, Xhaka was booed off the pitch by supporters. In consequence, he ripped his shirt off and stormed down the tunnel.

The Swiss midfielder was stripped of the captaincy by then-manager Unai Emery following the incident.

He informed The Gamers’ Tribune: “I used to be performed with Arsenal. Completed. There was a contract on the desk from one other membership, and all I needed to do was signal.”

Reflecting on the incident, he stated: “After I shut my eyes now, I can nonetheless see their faces. I can see their anger. It’s not that they don’t like me. No, it’s totally different.

“That is hate. Pure hate. I’m actually not exaggerating this.

“Mikel and I didn’t discuss my future once more, as a result of after six months I used to be glad. Right this moment I do know I made the proper choice, completely, as a result of I’m nonetheless right here.

“However I can’t faux that my relationship with the followers will ever be the identical, as a result of that second will all the time be in my coronary heart.

“It’s like damaged glass, you realize? You’ll be able to piece it collectively, however the cracks will all the time be there.”



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