Alvarez, 23, joined the Nerazzurri in a ‚ā¨12m deal over the summer after also being chased by the Premiership giants.
‚ÄúLet‚Äôs say that he was very close to Arsenal,‚ÄĚ the club captain told FC Inter News. ‚ÄúI rang him and said: ‚ÄėListen Ricky, I know that Inter are following you‚Äô.
‚ÄúI then explained what Inter are all about, that we are a great family and that he would settle in well here. He listened to me‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ