Arsenal transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai snubs Gunners for RB Salzburg so he can play Champions League

ARSENAL target Dominik Szoboszlai has snubbed a move to the Gunners – by pledging his future to Red Bull Salzburg.

And the Hungary international rubbed salt in the North Londoners' wounds, saying he will stay put so he can play Champions League football once again.

Mikel Arteta's FA Cup winners, who finished eighth in the Premier League, will be restricted to a Europa League quest next season.

Gunners boss Arteta had long been on £26million-rated Szoboszlai's trail.  

The 19-year-old midfielder has inspired Salzburg to back-to-back Austrian league and cup doubles.

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He made 40 appearances last season, scoring 12 goals and setting up 18 more, and was voted Austrian footballer of the year.

Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Lazio and Napoli have also shown interest in the eight-cap international.

Szoboszlai helped Salzburg to a 2-2 friendly draw with Liverpool on Tuesday.

Afterwards the teenager declared: "I have spoken with my family and my agent, and decided to stay with Salzburg.

"I would like to make this journey with the Champions League once again."

Szoboszlai joined Salzburg from second-tier Liefering in 2018.

The ace still has two years left on his contract.

He has since become one of Europe's most highly-coveted young player.

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