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Report: Star midfielder preferred Arsenal move but he'll join rival PL club instead

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Olympique Marseille star Morgan Sanson wanted to join Arsenal this month but he is set to end up at Aston Villa, according to L’Equipe.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal on multiple occasions over the last few years.

The Gunners are on the market for a new midfielder just like Villa, but Mikel Arteta and Edu have gone with Martin Odegaard. That has crushed Sanson’s dreams.

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The report claims that the 26-year-old wanted to join a club like Arsenal, but no offers came his way. Aston Villa were the only Premier League side keen on him this month, and it looks like he will end up there very soon.

Missed opportunity for Arsenal?

Sanson is a fantastic player. The 26-year-old has a lot of experience under his belt and he can play anywhere across central midfield.

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He has the quality to do a good job for most clubs in England, but Arsenal, Arteta and Edu are right to ignore him.

Arsenal need an out-and-out number 10 who will is guaranteed to create chances. Odegaard is that player and the Gunners are right to secure his services over Sanson in this month’s transfer window.

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