“I Want To Play For Sochaux Not Arsenal” Midfielder Tells Wenger

According to reports,

“Anin was forced to retire from football in 2013 after a car accident which saw him paralysed from the waist down.

Before the crash, he was a promising midfielder plying his trade in France with Le Havre and then Sochaux.

And in an interview with So Foot magazine, the 30-year-old has revealed his performances caught the eye of Arsenal.

Anin says he was even invited to Arsene Wenger’s house to discuss a possible move to north London.

“I went to Wenger’s house,” he said. “There was my agent and Gilles Grimandi.

“We were on his sofa, there was some guy mowing the lawn, his piano, pictures of his daughter.”

However Anin went on to snub the advances of the Gunners, eventually opting instead to join Nice for £2m in 2012.

The Frenchman claims that although Wenger was prioritising a deal for him ahead of alternative target Yann M’Vila, there was something stopping him from making the switch when push came to shove.

“We spoke for two hours,” added Anin. “He made me understand he wanted me personally.

“He told me Arsenal were working on another deal, Yann M’Vila, but he wasn’t the one taking care of that.

“I felt weird. I could see myself at Arsenal a bit, but I didn’t want to go.

“I was so happy at Sochaux.

“I was doing well there, and even if it was Arsenal, and that financially it was good for my career, there was something stopping me.”


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