One of these two Arsenal transfer targets has already said in the past that he was a big fan of the Gunners while growing up and has made no secret of his desire to follow in the footsteps of fellow countrymen like Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira in pulling on the famous red and white jersey.
But despite being one of the France players to make a big impression at Euro 2016 this summer, Moussa Sissoko is still waiting for Arsene Wenger to offer him the dream move to Arsenal and perhaps it is because our manager is hoping to complete the transfer of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City.
The Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri has said this week that he thinks his star man wants to stay with the Premier League champions, while there have been a lot of reports claiming that the Algeria international wants to move to a bigger club.
There is one way for Wenger to find out, of course, and that is to make his transfer interest in the talented forward more concrete and actually put in a bid or at least pick up the phone. He had better do something soon, however, because The Sun has reported that Sissoko has spoken out about his own situation once again despite making it fairly clear what he would prefer, the Frenchman suggested that he would start to look at other options to get him out of the Championship and Newcastle United.
He said, “My priority is to stay in England even if I’m not against going to search for a new challenge elsewhere.
“I particularly want to play with big players and in top-level matches.”
Sissoko would certainly add some power and attacking flair to the Arsenal squad and Wenger spoke very highly about him this summer, but is he going to go for Mahrez first do you think?