Wesley Sneijder has urged Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana to avoid a move to Arsenal as they are no longer a top European club.
Onana has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, with it believed that Mikel Arteta wants him to replace Bernd Leno as the Gunners number one.
The prospect of that move happening was given a major boost this week, with Onana, who is currently serving a drug ban, given a reprieve by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
He was originally suspended for 12 months by UEFA last year, but after appealing the decision, that has now been reduced to nine months.
That means his ban is now set to end on November 4th, but crucially he is also now allowed to train with any team from September, having previously been banned from doing so.
That means Arsenal would not be missing out were they to sign him this summer, although Sneijder believes that would be a bad choice.
“I expect him to go,” he told Voetbal International Live, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.
“I think he is a great goalkeeper. European top? Yes, definitely.
“I’d rather not see him at Arsenal. It’s a fantastic club, but it has gone downhill in recent years. I’d rather see him play at Real Madrid or FC Barcelona.
“[The ban?] I think it’s nonsense. If you can reduce such a punishment by three months, why not by six?”