Is ex-Barcelona sensation Sanabria regretting snubbing Arsenal transfer?

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Should Antonio Sanabria have joined Arsenal instead of Roma?

Earlier this year Roma and Arsenal battled for the signature of Antonio Sanabria.

The Paraguayan teenager wanted to leave Barcelona for first team football, but after choosing Roma, he has not seen much on offer.

He was immediately sent out to Sassuolo upon joining in January, yet played only 37 minutes until the end of the Serie A season.

In the summer he spent time with Roma in pre-season, and it has not worked out. He is yet to play a single game for the Giallorossi, and this has led to interest from fellow Italian side Parma about a possible loan.

His agent Raul Verdu told TMW: "I have been in contact with the leadership of Parma. No one has spoken with us up to this point.

"In Italy, it is set well but he needs to play, he's really too young to through these games in the stands.

"When the market opens we will talk with the club (Roma) to see if it can assess the situation and make the best decision for him and for the club: we repeat, he needs to play."

Could he be regretting his choice not to sign for Arsenal? 

The striker could not have had less competitive minutes had he made the switch to North London, and all he need to is look at the opportunities handed to Yaya Sanogo by Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal were in need of reinforcements through the back end of last season, particularly in their FA Cup run, and a striker adjudged good enough to make his full international debut already, still only 18, would have given them a fresh option.

Long-term his decision to join Roma may bear fruit, but just yet it has not panned out for the talented teenager.

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