Mikel Arteta: Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara is ‘special’ | Football News

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Last Updated: 25/09/20 12:53pm

Thiago joined Liverpool in a £25m deal this month – but Arsenal were also keen

Mikel Arteta has revealed his admiration for Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, but refused to confirm whether or not Arsenal tried to sign him this summer.

Liverpool recently signed Thiago from Bayern Munich in a deal worth up to £25m, and it was later rumoured that Arsenal – along with Manchester United and Chelsea – wanted to bring in the Spain international before the deal was done.

The Gunners defeated Jurgen Klopp’s side on penalties to lift the Community Shield at the start of the season, and now face them twice in quick succession as they lock horns in both…