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Kolbeinn Sigthorsson happy he chose AZ over Arsenal

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is happy with his decision to turn down an offer from Arsenal.

Sigthorsson was considered such a gifted player at 16 that Arsenal tried to sign him four times, before he opted for AZ Alkmaar, where he felt he would break into the first team more quickly.

"We are the first generation who are benefiting from all the good facilities," Sigthorsson, 20, told The Herald. "Premier League teams are all amateurs and it surprises me that countries like Scotland and England haven't similar facilities, especially when they have professional clubs and far more money than us."

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