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According to L’Equipe, Morgan Sanson would have preferred to join Arsenal to moving to Aston Villa.

The French publication has reported that the midfielder is leaving Marseille for Premier League club Villa in the January transfer window.

However, according to the report, the 26-year-old central midfielder would have preferred to join a club of Arsenal’s standing.

It has been further added that Sanson changed agents a year-and-a-half ago to enable him to move to a top-six club in the Premier League.

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Good decision from Morgan Sanson?

With Sky Sports reporting that Villa and Marseille have agreed a fee for Sanson and Dean Smith himself suggesting that the Villans are about to sign the 26-year-old, it seems that it is only a matter of time before the deal is made official.

True, Arsenal are a big club, but Villa are doing well at the moment and are aiming for the European places.

The Villans are a big club as well, and there is a feel-good atmosphere there. Sanson could flourish at Villa Park.

The 26-year-old has made 10 starts and two substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Marseille so far this season, scoring two goals and providing three assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

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