Arsenal’s move for Newcastle midfielder, Moussa Sissoko, has been handed yet another massive boost with the Frenchman making fresh admissions of his desire to don the Arsenal jersey.
As quoted on Goal.com, the 25-year old has made it clear that he has big plans for his career and even if he has had gained an impressive reputation as one of the Premier League’s most outstanding midfielders over the course of his 3 seasons at Tyneside, there is only one club where he hopes to fulfill his dreams, even saying he will be very willing to speak to Wenger if he called.
“The transfer market is open so things can happen any day, but I am focused on Newcastle.” Sissoko said.
“If anything should happen, it will. I hope I’ll leave for a bigger club one day but I don’t know when.”
With Newcastle faced with some sort of a transition with Alan Pardew departing to Crystal Palace, Sissoko, who is clearly one of their most priced assets, looks set to move on too and despite some interest from his home country, he would rather stay on in the best League in the World, especially to the capital.
“England is my priority. If Wenger calls, I’ll have a man-to-man discussion with him and then we’ll see. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart…”
“I hope I’ll improve to win the Champions League one day. I don’t want to set limits to myself. I want to go higher. That’s my goal.”
As far as come-and-get-me pleas go, it could not be any more pellucid than the way he’s laid it out. But it’s one thing for a player to desire a move and another for the manager to be so interested in him. There is little doubt that he has a lot of admirable qualities that could add a lot to the strength of our team, especially on the physical side. He has both the physical features and technical abilities that should see the outlook of our midfield tilt more towards the robust side of the weight scale. He can play as a winger, a Number 10 or a box-to-box midfielder
But with some of Arsenal’s midfielders now returning, it could be that Wenger concentrates more on adding defenders to the team.
Can he be Arsenal’s new DM? That will depend on what Wenger’s made of Coquelin’s performances. The 23-year old has made five consecutive starts between December and now – only Mertesacker, Cazorla and Alexis have done so within same period – and given he still played even with Flamini back, it means the manager is putting more faith in him now.
Newcastle are believed to value Sissoko within the region of £15m and could be open to do business with the Gunners in January, despite him being a significantly key player to Alan Pardew’s side, with his versatility and vast technical abilities no small weapon.
Sissoko’s ability to affect the attack with his pace and ability to play in teammates means he is mostly deployed as a box-to-box midfielder or on the flanks, but the fact he’s been likened by some to Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, means he could come in handy to solve the gap in defensive midfield for Wenger’s team.
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