AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy has ruled out any possible move to Premier League side Arsenal in the near-future, but has admitted that he is honoured by the links.
The Gunners have been continuously linked with a move for the Italian international despite his injury record, but as of yet, nothing formal has ever materialised and he has remained in his homeland.
However, recent reports have had Arsene Wenger's men weighing up a potential £11.5 million bid at the end of the current season.
El Shaarawy's most recent injury, a fractured metatarsal, has meant that he hasn't featured for Milan since January, but according to reports, the 22-year-old could be on his way out in the summer.
Despite the strong reports linking the forward with a move to England, El Shaarawy has recently given an interview in Italy and he has stated that he has no desires to leave the San Siro despite the opportunity to join Arsenal.
As well as The Gunners, Liverpool have also been previously monitoring the Italian, but they haven't made a formal move either, much like Arsenal, but both clubs will now be looking elsewhere after the player confirmed that no move is likely.
Although he confirmed that no move is on his mind, he did admit that being linked to Arsenal is flattering and that he's honoured to be mentioned in the same name as such a prestigious club.
"I am gratified by Arsenal interest, certainly, but my objective is to come back for Milan and do well at Milan," he told Tuttomercatoweb.
As well as discussing his own future, he also gave an update to the AC Milan fans regarding his injury woes.
The forward has confirmed that his rehabilitation is going well and he should have the cast off by the end of the week.
"I am recovering well, later this week I should be removing the cast and then the rehabilitation process can begin."
Due to injuries, El Shaarawy has only managed 17 games for Milan this term.
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