talkSPORT have been talking to former French U-21 international and Arsenal forward, Jérémie Aliadière, 28, about why he has spent the last 12 months without a club. Aliadière said: “I was on a free transfer last summer after leaving Middlesbrough and just after I left, I did my cruciate ligament so it meant I couldn’t play.
“I went back to Middleborouh to do my rehabilitation and then back down to Arsenal where I have been playing a few reserve games.
“I feel good, I have enjoyed training with the first team and I feel ready to play again.
“I have started getting offers to join new clubs which I have rejecte, both from the Championship, Premiership and abroad, as I didn’t feel that they are right for me and my family.”
Aliadière, who has also had spells with Celtic and Wolves, has enjoyed being back at Arsenal saying: “It was like I never left.
“Arsène Wenger has been great, I have been working hard and I have to thank him.”
Aliadiere’s agent, Alex Hayes, said that he is sure that Jérémie will find a new club next season. He also believes that another former Gunner will stay on playing next season in Robert Pires.
“Robert is a great professional. He is super fit and if he wants to keep going, he can certainly still play in the Premiership.”
Simon Bourne (Site Editor)