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Yunus Musah explains leaving Arsenal for Valencia

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Yunus Musah has explained leaving Arsenal for Valencia as a teenager.

Musah spent seven years in Arsenal‘s academy but joined Valencia at 16, and quickly established himself as a regular for the La Liga side.

The USA international, who was born in Brooklyn but raised in London, represented England from Under-15 through to U-18 but chose to play for the country of his birth at senior level, and is set to start against Gareth Southgate‘s side in Friday’s World Cup group game in Qatar.

Asked if playing senior football was a factor in leaving Arsenal in 2019, the 19-year-old said: “That was one of the reasons I chose to move to Spain — I felt at the time maybe, we’ll never know, that I wasn’t able to be in the Arsenal first-te…

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