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El-Jadeyaoui learnt much during summer Arsenal trial

Moroccan midfielder Alharbi el-Jadeyaoui enjoyed a full education during his two-day trial with Arsenal during the summer. El-Jadeyaoui is currently plying his trade in Ligue 2 with Angers.

"The club general manager came to meet me at the end of a training-session," he is quoted as telling France Football. "'Arsenal called. They want you at training-sessions next week. Do you want to go?'

"I didn't ask any question and replied yes immediately. I knew there were scouts last term in our stands for the big matches, Chievo Verona, Fiorentina and English clubs."

"The first day in the changing-room Olivier Giroud came and said hello to everyone," he added. "In front of me he told: 'Larbi, what are you doing here?' I knew him and Laurent Koscielny. I played against them a few years ago. It was immediately easier with the foreign players, they saw I knew those guys.

"Arsene Wenger never intervenes during training sessions. He comes, watches everything and leaves. He has about 10 assistants. But you can feel he is really here. He watches out for everything.

"There is huge respect from the players who call him boss. In the changing-room, he told me: 'Are you okay? Not too hard?' I was exhausted, I just wanted to go back home, eat and sleep."

"I learnt so much in two days. I feel more demanding with my-self now. It was amazing to have experienced that. I'll never forget."

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