Emmanuel Riviere: "Arsenal move would be a dream"

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Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere has alerted Arsenal over his services after admitting a move to North London is a dream for him.

Arsenal have crumbled in the second half of the season, moving from title challengers to desperately clinging on to their place in the top four, with Roberto Martinez's Everton consistently piling the pressure on the Gunners as the season draws to a close.

The Gunners are now expected to spend in the summer as manager Arsene Wenger looks to bring silverware to the Emirates Stadium, and whilst there are a number of areas that need strengthening, Wenger simply has to look at bringing some new firepower in to his side.

Olivier Giroud has struggled to cope with the workload on his own, as Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo have done little to ease the burden on the Frenchman's shoulders. A number of strikers have been linked with moves to the club, but Monaco hitman Riviere has thrown his name into the ring by revealing he is dreaming of a move to Arsenal.

"England is my dream since I was a kid," said the former Toulouse striker. "I was dreaming of Arsenal. You have to believe and never let go. I'm good at Monaco today, I have three years left on my contract. There will surely be reinforcements this summer. We will see what happens," he added.

With ten goals in just 17 starts this season, Riviere has been a bit-part figure under Claudio Ranieri this season, as Falcao led the line earlier in the season, whilst Dimitar Berbatov has replaced the injured Colombian in the second half of the campaign.

This lack of concrete first team football could lead to a summer exit, and by failing to commit his future to Monaco, Riviere has certainly opened up the possibility of a summer move - but whether that will be to Arsenal remains to be seen.

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