United Arab Emirates club Al Ain have apparently rejected an offer from Arsenal to take talented young midfielder Omar Abdulrahman on a one week trial as they will only entertain serious permanent offers, Sky Sports reports.
News in the UAE last week suggested that the club had received a formal letter from the north London club inviting the 21-year-old to their London Colney training ground with the view of a possible move.
However, Al Ain chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed says Abdulrahman does not need to show his qualities in unnecessary trial stints after already completing one such trial with Manchester City in 2012, and the club will only listen to serious offers.
“Omar Abdulrahman is a national treasure, which is why the club is keen to study with great attention only serious offers that are beneficial to the player,” he is quoted by The National.
“Omar is above having to go on trial to prove his skills, as he has played high-quality league and international matches, which are the real test.
“Any club willing to recruit Omar can check his performance in all his games and then submit a serious offer to sign him. If there is one, we are ready to negotiate with the team and reach a compromise.”