Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has suggested that he could be tempted to leave for Arsenal.
The 25-year-old has been playing in the Premier League since January 2013 and is considered by many as one of the better midfielders in the English top flight.
France international Sissoko has been a key player for Newcastle this season and has made 19 Premier League appearances, scoring two goals and creating 23 chances in the process.
“If Wenger calls me, I’ll have a man-to-man talk with him and we’ll see what happens,” The Guardian quotes the former Toulouse star as saying. “Arsenal have always been the club of my heart.
“The transfer window is open, so things can happen. It’s not doing my head in too much. I’m still focused on Newcastle.
“If something happens or something doesn’t happen, so be it. I hope to sign for a big club one day but I don’t know when. Staying in England is my priority.”
Sissoko’s ambition to play for a bigger club and move to Arsenal is very much understandable, but one wonders why the Gunners would want him.
The Frenchman is an attack-minded driving force from midfield, and Arsenal have such players in numbers.
Although Sissoko can do defensive work, what the North London club need is someone who specialises in that position.
Moreover, to put it bluntly, Arsenal have better players than Sissoko and have no need for him in the team at this moment time.
But perhaps in the future Sissoko could find himself in Arsenal colours, but it does not appear very feasible anytime soon.