Arsenal defender makes shock admission: I used to be a striker

15 Sep

The Arsenal defender, who joined the Gunners from Valencia for £35m in the summer, said he worked his way through the positions before he found himself succeeding in central defence.


“First of all, I’m happy now because otherwise I don’t know if I would be here,” he told his new club’s website. “But when I started, I started as a striker.

“When I was only 14, I signed for Hamburg and slowly went all the way back to the defence.

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