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Ex-Ajax coach De Boer: Arsenal p***ed us off nicking Malen

Former Ajax coach Frank de Boer admits they were "p***ed off" when Arsenal tempted Donyell Malen away three years ago.

Malen scored for PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League qualifying win at BATE Borisov.

De Boer recalled: "He has a lot of talent. I know him from his Ajax period. He actually was to be the successor to (Kasper) Dolberg. He then went to Arsenal and did not come back. He is really a good player, but is still a young talent.

"He is certainly a nice boy. He played at Ajax in youth. We were a bit p***ed because he went to Arsenal.

"We saw him as a full-fledged Ajax player."

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