Al Ain have turned down Arsenal's offer to take midfielder Omar Abdulrahman for trials.

Al Ain chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed says Abdulrahman does not need to show his qualities in unnecessary trial stints and the club will only listen to serious offers.

"Omar Abdulrahman is a national treasure, which is why the club is keen to study with great attention only serious offers that are beneficial to the player," he is quoted by The National.

"Omar is above having to go on trial to prove his skills, as he has played high-quality league and international matches, which are the real test.

"Any club willing to recruit Omar can check his performance in all his games and then submit a serious offer to sign him. If there is one, we are ready to negotiate with the team and reach a compromise."

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