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Sahin reveals Arsenal bids

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin was close to joining Arsenal on three occasions.
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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin has revealed moves to Arsenal have fallen through on three separate occasions.

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Arsene Wenger is clearly a fan of the 25-year-old midfielder, who claims he most recently had the chance to move to London in 2012, only to join Liverpool on loan instead.

"Three times in my career I was almost at Arsenal," said the Turkey international, who opted for a six-month loan spell on Merseyside having failed to break into Real Madrid's first team. "It never happened, but that is normal in football.

"I think I was 16 the first time and then last summer we spoke with Arsenal, but in the end I signed with Liverpool."

The 25-year-old only played seven league matches under Brendan Rodgers before heading back to Dortmund in January.

But he insists he enjoyed his time with the Reds, saying: "My time at Liverpool was a good time for me, to be part of a great club with such a great history and great players.

"The club took care of me and my family; I am full of respect for Liverpool."

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