There have been literally hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours in the football press since the summer transfer window closed a couple of weeks into the current season and there will be hundreds more before the winter window closes in just over a month.
But you never really know whether Arsene Wenger is really keen on signing a player, whether that player is actually available or whether they even want to come and play for Arsenal. Well I think we can at least clear up the last of those questions when it comes to the Newcastle United and France international midfielder Moussa Sissoko after a Metro report revealed his love for the Gunners.
Sissoko said, “When I was young, Arsenal were my favourite team.
“My idol, Patrick Vieira, played there. I have always loved that club. I still love that club.
“My aim is to play in the best clubs, play the Champions League, win trophies.
“I’m a Magpie and I’m very happy.
“There haven’t been any offers. So I’ll be at Newcastle until the end of the season.
“After that, we’ll see.”
The dynamic 25-year old has been fantastic for Alan Pardew’s side this season and he does play in that central midfield area that has given the Gunners so many problems ever since the aforementioned Vieira left us in 2005. But is Sissoko the type of player that Wenger thinks can fill that gap. Only the man himself can answer that, although Arsenal fans will be hoping that we do not have to wait until next summer to find out.