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Bernard Arthur on leaving Hearts: ‘I feel disrespected with less playing time’

Furious Hearts of Oak attacker Bernard Arthur believes he has been looked down after the technical team offered to give him less minutes since joining the club in 2019.

Arthur, 22, signed a long term deal with the Phobians prior to the start of 2019/2020 league season by sacked Kim Grant after mutually parting company with Algerian side AS Aïn M’lila.

Since Grant was shown the exit door after match day 2, Arthur has struggled under caretaker coach Edward Nii Odoom, despite scoring the match winner against his former club Liberty Professionals on week 5 in a 1-2 win in Dansoman.

The former Azam forward feels it is time to leave the club and however feels ‘disrespected’ with the few minutes he has been given to feature on the pitch.

“Hearts is not the one transferring me, I personally handed in the transfer request,” fuming Arthur told Kumasi FM.

Hearts forward Bernard Arthur

“I feel I need to leave Hearts of Oak and have enough playing time elsewhere because I can’t be playing 10-15minutes.

“I think it’s a disrespect. I’m a whole brand and people from the coastal areas and Dansoman look up to me.

“People keep asking why I’m on the bench but let me emphasize that being on the Hearts bench has nothing to do with performance.

“No matter who you are as a player you will be rusty if you are always on the bench continuously without playing.

“I’m a player who likes challenges. I came to Hearts of Oak because of Kim Grant and now everything has taken a nosedive after his exit, leaving me frustrated.”

Bernard Arthur of Hearts of Oak

On his next move since the second transfer window is opened, he said;

“It’s 80% done that I’m going to Olympics. I will help them escape relegation. It is something I have done before and I’m confident I will get this one done too.”

By: Kofi Amoah
Twitter: @milikykophy

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