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Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic: 'I've turned down Spurs, Arsenal'

Pjanic: 'I've turned down Spurs, Arsenal'
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Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic says that he has previously rejected the chance to join both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed that he has no regrets over turning down moves to Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal earlier in his career.

Pjanic has spent the last 18 months in Turin, netting 12 goals from 73 appearances in all competitions after completing a transfer from Roma.

However, the Bosnia-Herzegovina international has claimed that he could have enjoyed a different career path having emerged as a target for both Spurs and Arsenal.

The 27-year-old told The Telegraph: "You want to know the names? They were Arsenal and Tottenham."

On Spurs, he added: "There was the opportunity but at that moment I told them I was happy where I was and that's why we didn't sign the deal. But I made my choice using my head and if I made that choice not to go to an English team it was for good reasons."

Pjanic could feature when Juventus face Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday night.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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