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Abdulrahman offered Arsenal trial

August 5, 2013
By ESPN staff

Highly rated United Arab Emirates international Omar Abdulrahman has been offered a one-week trial at Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror.

Omar Abdulrahman
PA PhotosAbdulrahman is undoubtedly the most sought after player in the Middle East

Abdulrahman, 21, attracted significant interest from around Europe after a successful Olympics campaign last year.

The winger currently plays for Al Ain in his home country, but Arsene Wenger is hopeful of luring him to the Premier League and Al Ain's deputy chairman Rashid bin Mubarak Al Hajri confirmed the Londoners' interest.

"Have we had an offer from Arsenal for him to come train? Then yes," Al Hajri is quoted in the Mirror. "We've also had offers from Spanish teams, and other teams also, but the player will decide ultimately.

"We got a lot of offers for Omar. If he finds the right environment, then we will be very supportive. It's a package that will have to be right, where he can improve his football. I'll leave that for Omar - that's for him to decide."

Al Ain have not yet sanctioned the trial as they continue to deliberate with Abdulrahman.


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