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Swansea defender Bartley has no regrets over Arsenal exit

Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley has no regrets leaving Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wanted promising defender Bartley to stay with the Gunners, but the ex-­Rangers starlet opted to move on in a bid to gain regular first-team football.

Bartley said: "I've no ­regrets over leaving ­Arsenal because I believe ­everything happens for a reason.

"I still had a couple of years left on my contract and if I wanted to stay the option was there for me. But I wanted ­to go ­somewhere where I was more capable of playing games.

"My thigh injury hampered that earlier this season, but I want to kick on from here.

"I don't think I've anything to prove to Arsene.

"He knows what I'm capable of and the type of player I am. ­Unfortunately, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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