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​Arsenal target Boateng hopes to stay at Bayern Munich

Germany defender Jerome Boateng wants to stay with Bayern Munich.

The veteran centre-back has been linked with a move away the past couple of summers. And he is currently an Arsenal target.

However, the 31-year-old would like to remain in Bavaria under boss Hansi Flick.

"Before Hansi Flick, I was already thinking about my future," Boateng admitted to Welt am Sonntag.

"At the moment I feel good and can imagine that I will stay. My focus is totally on Bayern and the current season.

"I need the trust of the coach and his coaching team. I have it again. Even before the time with Hansi Flick, I trained well and hard, but I was not allowed to play and never had the chance to get into my rhythm. It is difficult for every player.

"Hansi Flick told me right from the start that he was planning with me and appreciated my qualities. Now I'm really enjoying football again."

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