Friday, March 26, 2010

18-year-old snubs Arsenal

The Gunners were considered as favourites in the race to snap the
youngster who is currently the rave of Bloggers.

Christian Eriksen is regarded as one of the most promising and
sought-after youngster in Europe, and Arsenal were hoping to
capitalize on Dennis Bergkamp's influence at Ajax to lure the
18-year-old to the Emirates where his developmental needs would have
been catered for by Arsene Wenger.

But Eriksen has now rebuffed claims linking him with Europe's top
clubs by asserting that he loves Ajax, and wouldn't contemplate
working out of his contract at the club in order to pave the way for a
move abroad.

He said: "I've also read the rumours linking me with Arsenal and
Barcelona, but that is all they are; Rumours. People are free to write
whatever they want, but I have not been in touch with any of these

The highly rated Ajax starlet is eager to improve, and has resigned
himself to the Eredivisie where he intends to grow.