Belhanda Snubs Arsenal Offer?

Moroccan playmaker Younes Belhanda has pledged his immediate future to Ligue 1 champions Montpellier amidst intense speculation linking him to Arsenal.

The 22 year old had a terrific season last time helping Montpellier to their historic Ligue 1 triumph. PSG were also believed to be interested in the playmaker but young star has moved to calm down all talks of a possible exit.

“I want to make it clear that it is my choice to carry on with the adventure with my friends at Montpellier,” he posted on his Facebook account.

Belhanda expressed his desire to represent Montpellier in the Champions League coming season. The French club, who have already lost Olivier Giroud to Arsenal, were extremely intent on keeping hold of the young playmaker.

“I really want to play in the Champions League with the club where I have been educated.

“I am very happy to defend the colours of this club again next season.”

Montpellier coach Remi Girard, whom the player largely credits for his footballing education,  has been trying hard to tie down Belhanda to a long term contract.

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