World Cup winner OFFICIALLY confirms offer from Wengers Arsenal

Schalke star Benedict Howedes has reportedly admitted he rejected an offer to sign for Arsenal.

The defender, who won the World Cup with Germany last summer, had a £12million buy-out clause in his Schalke contract that only recently expired.

And he revealed Arsenal and Italian side Inter both tried to force through a move but that ties to Schalke kept him at the club.

“Milan and Arsenal have really been keen on my services, this is what I am able to confirm,” he told kicker-Sportmagazin.

“Still I have not opted against them, I have decided in favour of FC Schalke 04.

“My job is not done here yet. And, especially after last season, I told myself I do not want to leave this way.

“I am a key player of this club.”

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