Barcelona star claims Arsenal was his plan B

Barcelona’s Turkish international midfielder Arda Turan has claimed that Arsenal was his plan B had he not signed for the La Liga giants.

Turan joined Barce from Atletico Madrid at the beginning of the season, but only made his debut in January following the conclusion of Barca’s transfer ban.

“I felt that I would sign for Barca,” Turan told Diari Ara.

“In all honesty I used to think, “If I play very well I will end up signing for Barca, because my style fits into this team. If I play well, I will end up at Arsenal.”

Turan is currently on international duty and starred in the Crescent-Stars 2-1 victory over Sweden at the Antalya Arena over the weekend.

The bearded winger is also featured against Austria in tonight’s international friendly before returning to Spain.

Turkey will extend their unbeaten run to 13 games if they avoid defeat to the Austrians this evening.

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