Arsenal decide Christian Eriksen transfer stance as Inter Milan offer ex-Tottenham star

Arsenal will reportedly swerve the chance to bring Christian Eriksen to Emirates Stadium this January. The Dane looks set to leave Inter Milan just a year after arriving from north London rivals Tottenham and the Gunners have been earmarked as potential buyers.

The move would certainly diminish Eriksen’s reputation amongst Spurs supporters after his controversial exit less than 10 months ago.

Some fans were unable to forgive him for his comments in the wake of the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in June 2019.

While away on international duty, Eriksen had made it clear that he wanted to embark on a new challenge.

He was vying for a move to Real Madrid amid reported interest but unfortunately for him, there were no offers that summer.

Both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho found it difficult to pick Eriksen, given that his future was away from the club.

The midfielder did make several creditable contributions in the first half of last season, before finally getting his move at the turn of the year.

Daniel Levy reluctantly accepted an offer of around £16.9million from the Italian giants, to let Eriksen leave towards the end of the window.

Yet Inter are now ready to cash in on the playmaker, who has struggled to adapt to life under Antonio Conte.

Several clubs including Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund look set to fight it out for Eriksen.

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal have now decided they will not go for Eriksen, after being offered the 28-year-old.

Inter Milan executive Giuseppe Marotta has already dropped a hint the club will offload the player in January.

“Conte has already spoken about it thoroughly. I can just add that we do not certainly have to force a player to stay when he asks to leave,” Marotta told DAZN.

“We will have to evaluate the situation. Now he is available for Conte, who has been making him play in [Eriksen’s] respect and in the club’s respect.

“Up to now, we have not received any request from Eriksen, but at the right time we will try to find the right combinations.”

The manner of Eriksen’s Tottenham exit means a return to Spurs is highly unlikely.

When speaking to BBC Sport about his departure, Eriksen admitted he felt relieved to resolve his future and seal a move to the San Siro.

He said: “England, for the last few years, was very hectic. After what I said in the summer, it was just about ‘when is he going to leave?’ Every game it was ‘Is he leaving? Is he not leaving?’ Of course, a lot of people were speaking about it.

“Even the fans you see on the street were like ‘Thank you, goodbye and good luck’. But I was still there. It was a bit weird. In my head and for my body, it is good that I am in a new place and I can start again.”

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