Blackburn defender claims move to Arsenal was “close in January”

Chris Samba has admitted a move to Arsenal was close to happening in JanuaryBlackburn Rovers centre back Chris Samba has claimed that he almost joined Arsenal during the transfer window but also suggests that he is happy at the Lancashire club at the moment.

The 6ft 5in center back has just turned 27 years of age and his performances over the last 18 months have not gone unnoticed. With Arsenal continuously linked with defenders both domestic and abroad, Samba admits a move was “close”.

“I think a move to Arsenal was very close in January, but that is life. You have to continue.”

The Rovers defender added.

“If it happens, it happens, but it wasn’t meant to be and football is like that. I committed myself to Blackburn and will always do my best.”

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