Lazio front man Ricardo Kishna has claimed that he turned down the opportunity to join Arsenal during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Express.
The 20-year-old only joined the Serie A giants back in July from Dutch side Ajax, but the Express revels that the move to Lazio only happened once he had already held talks with the Gunners as well as Serie A rivals Roma and Juventus.
“I was immediately impressed by Lazio when I met the coach and officials from the club,” he told ELF.
“I believed that it would be a very important opportunity for me because I was looking for a club that also met my needs.
“They wanted me a lot because I can play in any position in the attack and I was happy to arrive.
“To sign for Lazio, I refused teams like Arsenal, Roma and Juventus but after I spoke with this club, I turned down the offers from all of the other three clubs.”
Kishna penned a four-year deal with the Roman side, and has so far only netted one goal, coming in the 2-1 win over Bologna in August.