Speaking in an interview with France Football, French full-back Djibril Sidibé has revealed why he chose AS Monaco over Arsenal.
“Monaco is one of the great French clubs. From a football perspective, their ambitions in Europe are very interesting. And then, I needed a place where I could progress with quality players, even if that already existed at Lille. With Arsenal, I hesitated for a long time, but in terms of playing time, I knew I would be very limited, between 15 & 20 matches.
That was not formally said to me, but I did their line-up in my head because there is quite strong competition for places. And then in England, it is a risk. A lot of young players have gone there without the necessary skills. So I said to myself, do another year or two in Ligue 1, take as much from it as possible, and why not, then play there (in England).”