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Taarabt slams Spurs experience: I should have joined Arsenal

Adel Taarabt admits he regrets joining Tottenham and should have signed for Arsenal instead.

Taarabt is currently on-loan at QPR.

He told the London Evening Standard: "I was going to go to Arsenal and Comolli was there with [Arsene] Wenger.

"But he went to Tottenham so I went there. That was a big mistake for me. My friends in England - like Armand Traore and Abou Diaby at Arsenal - told me Tottenham were not the right fit for me.

"The big mistake was to sign for Tottenham and not go to another club when I first came over."

Taarabt, 20, also slammed English football for the prominence of physical, long-ball teams, saying the style of play in the Premier League is not to his liking and he would prefer to forge a career in the more skillful Spanish top flight.

"England is not for me, I think La Liga is the best league for me," he continued.

"[I don't like] how they play in England, I like to play football. I look at teams like Bolton, Stoke or Wolves and say: 'There is just no point for me'. I hate that style of football."



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