Vertonghen reveals Arsenal snub

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has revealed he snubbed a

summer switch for Arsenal in favour of signing on at White Hart


Both north London clubs were linked with the Belgium defender

for months before he eventually left Ajax for White Hart Lane this


And Vertonghen has no regrets despite Spurs’ failure to win any

of their first three games under Andre Villas-Boas.

He said: “Tottenham gave me a good feeling. The chairman, Daniel

Levy, was good and I talked with Rafael van der Vaart.

“They invited me here and gave me the best feeling in the world.

From that moment on I said to myself ‘I want to play here’.

“I know Arsenal were interested, but I had already made the

decision that I wanted to play here. I’m not one to switch all the

time – I make my decision and I go for it.”