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Blow for Arsenal as midfield starlet to stay put after changing his mind – report

Arsenal midfield target Yacine Adli has snubbed the Gunners and will now commit his future to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Goal.

The 17-year-old made his senior debut last season under Unai Emery and it was reported by various news outlets that he would be reunited with his former boss in north London.

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Goal reported that the Premier League side were close to signing the French starlet for a compensation fee of £223,000.

According to L’Equipe, Adli has reportedly refused an offer to remain at the Ligue 1 champions to instead move to the Emirates and will instead join Arsenal on a three-year contract with the option for a further two-year.

However, according to RMC, as reported by the Metro – he will now stay in the French capital.

Goal stated that PSG sporting director Antero Henrique was a key influence in convincing the youngster to sign stay with the Ligue 1 champions.

Adli has already been capped at multiple youth levels for the French youth sides.

The young prodigy has featured for France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level and has displayed a good eye for goal – scoring 13 times in over 33 caps.

Adli can often be found operating on the right-wing and central midfield for PSG and France’s youth sides and could provide is blessed with excellent technique, presence and good vision so would have been a brilliant long-term option for the Gunners following Ainsley Maitland-Niles signing a new contract extension.

He was also voted PSG’s academy player of the year last season, as per talkSPORT.

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