Inler is not Gunner leave
Gokhan Inler has snubbed any potential bid from Arsenal by extending his Udinese contract.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 31/08/08 12:39pm
Arsenal target Gokhan Inler has snubbed any potential transfer bid from Arsene Wenger by extending his Udinese contract until 2013.
The Swiss midfielder was one of the Arsenal manager's summer targets and rumoured to have a price tag in the region of £8million.
But Inler never had any doubts about securing his future for a further five years at the Italian club since he first arrived from FC Zurich in 2007.
"I never had any doubts, and from the first day I always said I was sure of staying at Udine," the 24-year-old told the club's official website.
"I want to go all the way with this club and play a great season.
"Our objective is to improve upon last year and I feel the team is stronger, while we are certainly not lacking enthusiasm."
With Italian striker Antonio Di Natale also refusing offers from the likes of Roma and Fiorentina, the Serie A club's director general Pietro Leonardi is happy to be heading in the right direction.
He added: "Inler has chosen to continue his part in the Udinese project and, as he is not the only one, this makes us think we are on the right track."