Adrien Rabiot sends transfer message to Arsenal as Mikel Arteta eyes Juventus ace


Adrien Rabiot has shut down talk of him leaving Juventus this month, insisting he’s feeling “good” at the Allianz Stadium. The France international joined the Italian champions last July on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 24-year-old, however, has only made a handful of appearances for the Maurizio Sarri’s side this season, taking to the pitch a mere 13 times.

His surprising lack of game time has prompted suggestions he could leave Turin, with reports suggesting new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen on bringing him to the Emirates this month.

Rabiot, however, has seemingly dismissed the prospect of him ending his brief love affair with the Old Lady, insisting he’s at the team’s full disposal.

“It’s true that 2019 was a very good year for me,” Rabiot told Tuttomercatoweb. “I worked a lot, I joined Juventus and I think 2020 could be a positive year.

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Rabiot’s comments on his time at Juventus came shortly after the club’s director Fabio Paratici ruled out selling the Frenchman or former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

“I can exclude Emre Can leaving, as he will certainly remain with us,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “On an international level, he is one of the most wanted players, but I think he can be important for our project.

“Rabiot arrived here after not playing for eight months. It’s only natural on a physical level he should take time to adapt.

“He paid the price for that, but he has done well when used.

“We are confident, he is an important player and a guarantee for Juve, not a question mark or a doubt.

“We have an important squad, with a lot of competition for places, and that’s how it should be at this level.”

Rabiot and his Juve team-mates will be back in action on Sunday evening, travelling to the Stadio Olimpico to take on Roma.

Arsenal, meanwhile, will travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon to take on Crystal Palace.


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