Arsenal transfers: Alessandro Matri plays down talk of England move

Arsenal transfers: Alessandro Matri insists that he his happy at Juventus amid reports linking him with a Premier League switch

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Alessandro Matri insists that he his happy at Juventus amid reports linking the forward with a transfer to Arsenal.

Matri has made only seven Serie A starts for Juve this season but has managed six goals in the Italian league.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal are reported to have been keeping tabs on the 28-year-old Italian, who has five caps to his name.

But Matri, who has also scored two Champions League goals this term, insists he is happy at the Turin club.

“It’s clear that I want to play in every game, but I’ve always felt like the club have backed me, that they have always been close to me. That’s a nice thing for players who are not used all of the time,” Matri told Tuttosport.

“When I’ve been called into action I’ve been ready and the side hasn’t missed who I have replaced.

“If I am made to feel like an important player then I would prefer to stay at Juventus, rather than join another club who could perhaps offer me more playing time.”

Matri added: “If the time comes where you start to lose faith then it is better to change clubs. Yet that moment hasn’t arrived yet. If it does then it will be me who asks to leave.”

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