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Jesus Navas says he turned down Arsenal move

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New Manchester City signing Jesus Navas says he wants trophy success with the ex-Premier League champions, and he has also admitted that he once turned down a move to Arsenal.

City have been busy this summer and have already signed four players, two of those coming from Sevilla.

Navas will link up with Manuel Pellegrini and also his former team-mate Alvaro Negredo, after he completed his switch to the Etihad Stadium as well.

The Spanish international says that he is ready to be challenging for silverware season-after-season, and also revealed that he rejected a chance to move to Arsenal three years ago because he felt Sevilla were in a better position.

"That [the Arsenal offer] was back in 2010 when Sevilla won the Spanish Cup. I was still winning things and achieving things there," he told reporters.

"But we haven't won anything for two or three years and I feel now is the right time to move on because I'm ambitious and I always demand 100 per cent from myself."

Another hitch in that move to Arsenal was because Navas used to suffer from severe homesickness, but he believes those days are behind him and he thinks Negredo will help him settle in in England as well.

"Obviously I know Negredo well and I'm very pleased he's following me to City," Navas added.

"For me, it was very clear what I wanted to do. I wanted to join Manchester City, and it was the same for Negredo. We both made up our own minds. We were both convinced that City is a great club to join.

"It's going to make the transition easier. Not only do we have a good relationship on the pitch, we have a good one off it."

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