Hamburg keeper Adler reveals multiple Arsenal offers

Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler has revealed he had two chances to sign for Arsenal during his career.

Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler has revealed he had two chances to sign for Arsenal during his career.

Adler was linked with a move to Emirates over the summer and has revealed that the Gunners were in for him when he was 15 and again following the 2005 Under-20 World Cup, where he captained the German side.

"When I was 15 there was the opportunity to move to Arsenal, but I decided to go to Leverkusen to get a professional contract there," he said.

"There was contact after the Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands. I played against Lionel Messi and some other big names and there was contact with Arsenal."

He was also quick to play down speculation that he had been close to a move to the Emirates last summer.

"There was no contact," he said speaking as part of Strongbow's EARN IT. campaign in Berlin. "It's a big honour for me if a club like Arsenal are interested in me, but I've never talked with Arsene Wenger."

 
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