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Arsenal dealt transfer setback as Serie A winger rules out move

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Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado has said he did not ever seriously consider leaving the Serie A champions this summer.

The Colombian international was heavily linked with Arsenal in the Italian media but speaking about the likelihood of a move away from Turin, the 29 year old said it was never on the cards:

“I’ve never really thought of leaving Juventus. I am happy to have stayed here because this club trusts me. I am happy with my performances and I am happy with my new team-mates as well.”

One of the main reasons why Cuadrado was tipped to leave Juve was because of the number of wingers that Bianconeri manager Max Allegri signed before the start of the campaign. Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina and Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich were both brought in to compete with Cuadrado, Marko Pjaca and Mario Mandzukic, who all played in wide areas last season.

Yet, it seems as though Cuadrado won’t live to regret his decision to stay at the club. He has already started four of the side’s six matches this season, scoring one goal and providing two assists.

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