Arsenal were unable to come away with a major signing in the latter stages of the transfer window, and Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak was among those who did not make the move the the Emirates despite reports heavily linking him with a move to the Premier League.
According to the IB Times, the Polish international wants to continue to playing to Sevilla due to the fan support.
“What matters to me is that I am staying at Sevilla. It was important for me keep progressing here. Playing at Sevilla this season is very important to me, it is where I wanted to be,” Krychowiak said.
“I have felt the support of the fans. They played an important role in my decision to stay.”
Krychowiak has played one season with Sevilla since joining the club in a £2.9m deal from Ligue 1 side Reims.
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Arsenal were reportedly keen on signing a defensive midfielder in the summer and were rumoured to be interested in activating Krychowiak’s release clause.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has since defended the club’s limited spending in the transfer wundow.
They also lost out on strikers Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani, who would have solved their pressing need for a striker.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal can continue to overcome their slow start and contend for the Premier League title, as they have been expected to do since the arrival of Petr Cech.
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