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Shea: No talks on Arsenal move

SoccerNews in English Premier League, MLS 26 Jan 2012

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FC Dallas winger Brek Shea has not discussed a permanent switch to Arsenal following a training stint with the English Premier League club.

American Shea spent four weeks with the north London club in November and December last year at the request of US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who has capped Shea in each of the German’s nine matches in charge.

“We didn’t really talk about that,” Shea told Goal.com when asked about the possibility of a transfer to the Emirates Stadium.

“They were just trying to get me better (right now).”

“It definitely showed me what it takes to play at the next level.”

“The experience helped me a lot about certain situations (on the field) and I learned from it.”

The youngster is reportedly keen on a move to Europe, and while national boss Klinsmann believes the player still has room to improve, he does not think it will be long before Shea switches across the Atlantic.

“What he needs is consistency and … to work 24/7 on what he’s doing,” Klinsmann said.

“What he needs to do is improve on many levels, but he has a lot of talent and that is why European clubs are looking at him.”

Klinsmann is in favour of his players training with the top teams, whether they’re located in Europe or South America.

“You need to move out of your comfort zone, you need to move out of your environment. That’s the way you learn,” he said.

“So if you go to England or you go to Germany or Brazil to train, the key is that you are getting out there and getting experiences.”

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