Another Super Star Reveals Why He Didn’t Join Arsenal!

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He is probably not the only one, Demba Ba is still angry he was blocked from moving to Arsenal while he was at Chelsea.

The Senegalese striker was blocked at the last minute from a loan move to Arsenal in January 2014 by Jose Mourinho. He later left Chelsea at the end of that season and has moved to two clubs since then.

He still rues the failed move, he told France football “it was the time of his (Mourinho) return to the club, and I think it would have been a very good move. It happened on the last day of the transfer window.

I was in Paris, at rest, and Arsenal representatives called me to tell me it was going to happen. I then came back to London for the medical. Upon arriving, I was left surprised that Mr Mourinho had blocked my move to Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil had arrived and to strengthen an opposition like Arsenal was very complicated if it worked”

He however remained a prolific striker, scoring 18 goals in 29 appearances for Besiktas in his only season there before moving on to Shanghai Shenua where he currently plies his trade, and has scored 7 times in 11 appearances.

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