Sandro Tonali dismisses rumors of a summer move to Arsenal by insisting he ‘wants to stay’ at boys’ club AC Milan… with the 22-year-old even dedicating his new tattoo to the club’s supporters
- Sandro Tonali was a key part of AC Milan’s Scudetto triumph last season
- The 22-year-old missed just two league games and scored five goals
- He had recently been linked with a move to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal
- Tonali dismissed the rumors today and insisted he is happy where he is
Arsenal target Sandro Tonali has crushed hopes of a Premier League transfer, saying he “came to AC Milan at the right time” and would like to stay.
Tonali also mentioned a tattoo that is likely to endear him to Rossoneri fans as it takes a not-so-subtle dig at the club’s local rivals.
Speaking to Sette Magazine, Tonali said, “I want to show them my new tattoo. It says impossible, but with a red line canceling the letters I and M. Nothing is impossible, this is my message.’
AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali has insisted he ‘wants to stay’ at his youth club
The 22-year-old has recently been linked with a move to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal
The 22-year-old initially came to San Siro on a rental basis from Brescia, before making his final move at the start of last season.
He missed just two league games for the club last season, scoring five goals when AC Milan won their first Scudetto.
The midfielder also spoke of his commitment to AC Milan and his commitment to stay with the club. He said: ‘[Joining AC Milan] was the right thing to do and my development has been a natural consequence.
‘Continuously being part of a team is not the same as being loaned out. It is a detail that matters little in itself, but makes a difference by adding other factors.
“If you play badly while on loan, you may fear that the club won’t sign you. I came to Milan at the right time and I want to stay.”
Tonali also unveiled a new tattoo doing a dig at his side’s local rivals, Inter Milan
According to reports in Football Italy, Milan is Tonali’s boys’ club and he accepted a pay cut to stay with the club after his loan ended.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are rumored to be in talks over a £40million transfer for the Italy international, but his comments appear to be ignoring this today.
Tonali continued with his side’s success last season. He said: “We’re just with our fans, we don’t worry about the things the others say, like last season. We can’t change what people think, it makes us think, but it doesn’t bother us.’
“After Giroud’s brace in the derby, we understood we were there. A mistake by Inter was enough, but we had to be mentally strong. It was difficult to play the last five games, knowing that we only had results.’