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Chelsea striker Eto'o: I turned down Arsenal to sign for Barcelona

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o admits he came close to signing for Arsenal ahead of Barcelona in 2000.

Eto'o signed for Chelsea last month.

"I met Luis (Aragones) at a crucial moment in my life where I had to take the right direction - and thanks to him I did," Eto'o told The Sun. "I was about to sign that very afternoon at Arsenal and maybe I would have never been the player I am today.

"Luis picked me, then I ended up joining Barcelona. That decision changed everything."

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