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Juventus star Chiellini reveals Gunners regret

The Italian International Defender had the opportunity to join the Premier League at 16, but turned down their advances to stay in his home country.

The legend of Juventus, Giorgio Chiellini, has admitted that he regrets turning away the chance to join Arsenal when they tried to sign it at the age of 16.

Chiellini, who joined Juve in 2005, became synonymous with the Italian champions, won nine Series A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies and won the Champions League final twice.

The 36-year-old central defender, however, announced that he signed for Arsene Wenger's gunners twenty years ago, but rejected them because he did not want to leave Livorno - a move that he now regrets. He has not.

Chiellini said in an interview with French magazine So Foot: "After a while, I was foolish to refuse the bid. I was 16 years old, I played in Series C.

"I was not ready. "I did not feel ready. It would have given the impression of betraying Livorno if I had acknowledged it."

Chiellini is with Juventus now in his 16th season, but has been a fascinating player for Arsenal long after they struggled to hire him for teenage years.

In December 2020, former gunner Robin van Persie announced that he was trying to convince Wenger to go back to international Italy to further his ultimate inefficiency at winning the position of Prime Minister.

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