Ex-Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli has revealed that he misses the fans in England.

As reported by the Daily Mail, the Italian striker has however stated that he doesn't miss the English weather.

During an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Balotelli said: "I miss England's fans, while I do not miss the food, or the weather, or the manner of driving a car.

"But fans of City, yes I miss them. But the AC Milan fans are fantastic too. Most of my memories about Manchester are happy because I enjoyed it there.

"It was not a shock for me to move to England and there is not a big difference between the two clubs (Man City and AC Milan)."

Balotelli was a controversial figure when he played in England's elite division, with his behaviour often criticised, however he's recently been linked with a move back to the Premier League.

It was recently reported that Arsenal were interested in the Italian and were willing to pay as much as £25 million for the player's services. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to be in the market for a striker in order to add competition to Olivier Giroud. 

However, it remains to be seen as to whether Arsenal will attempt to lure Balotelli back to England in the summer. The Premier League will certainly be a livelier place if Balotelli does end up in Arsene Wenger's squad for the next campaign.

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