Ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard makes Arsenal transfer decision as Edu told Real Madrid loan verdict

Eden Hazard is reportedly ready to snub Arsenal’s loan interest as he has no intention of negotiating a potential deal with the Gunners.

Arsenal emerged as a surprising loan destination for next season earlier this month. According to Foot Mercato, the Gunners have held talks with Real Madrid over a potential loan deal for the winger’s services this summer.

Despite his affinity to Chelsea, Hazard has even previously admitted that he was an admirer of Arsenal growing up: “When I was little, the team I watched the most was the French national team. For me, the players I looked up to were Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry.

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“It’s difficult for me to admit because of my relationship with Chelsea, but I really liked the Arsenal team at the time. They had players like Robert Pires, [Sylvain] Wiltord, and [Patrick] Vieira, so it was mainly French players that I followed growing up.”

However, suppose reports are to be believed. According to Sport, the Belgian is unwilling to negotiate with Arsenal over a potential loan move despite his lack of playing time at Real Madrid. In that case, his love for the club growing up isn’t going to be enough to persuade him to return to London temporarily.

Perhaps that decision isn’t all that surprising, given that many already consider him a Chelsea legend. However, as his time at Madrid has been constantly disrupted by injury, a fresh start is arguably exactly what he needs. Whether he’ll change his mind remains to be seen, but Edu may have to look elsewhere to add to Arsenal’s squad in the summer.

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