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According to report making the round, Arsenal are set to sign Newcastle captain Moussa Sissoko after Premier League relegation was confirmed for the north-east club.
Sissoko has revealed that he has no intention of staying at Newcastle United after they were relegated last season, and he also issued a come and get me plea to the Gunners.
Speaking to Mercato, he said:
“I gave everything there for three-and-a-half years,” Sissoko told Foot Mercato. “I hope that Newcastle will be smart enough to understand that to continue my development I need to keep playing at the highest level.
“As I want to stay in the France team I cannot stay in the Championship. There will be discussions. I want to leave.”
He also said it will be dream come through to play for the Gunners.
“It’s very flattering [to be linked with Arsenal, it’s] one of the best European clubs.”
“I hope I will have a chance soon to play in this club or similar club. It’s a very big club in Europe. I think few people would refuse to play there.”
“Everyone knows, I have often said when I was young, my heart was Arsenal club, because there were a lot of French players that have been there as Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol.
“The beautiful Arsenal. We’ll see. I cannot tell you that I will go to Arsenal. For now, I’m focused on the team of France and the Euros.”
Arsene Wenger is believed to be a long-term admirer of the French man as Wenger has tried severally in signing the athletic ball-winner as early as December according to the Daily Mail.
The report further claims Arsenal are set to table a £10m offer to sign the 26-year-old born midfielder in a bid to bolster the team for next season.
Sissoko, who has won 35 international caps for France since making his debut in 2009.