The CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer and it was rumoured that the Gunners were in negotiations for the young Russian international since the New Year. Now the player himself has admitted that he is happy that he wanted by the Gunners. Golovin said: “Of course, I will be pleased that such a club is interested in me.
“In my opinion, every football player, regardless of age, wants to play in Europe. I’m not an exception.”
Golovin is extremely highly rated in Russia, but being only 21 he is humble enough to say that having not been tested at the level of Arsenal, he simply cannot be certain if he is ready to join such a big team when asked directly. ”I can not answer your question.” he continued. “I did not train with this team. I do not know how it is or what.
“Yes, we played in the Champions League with rivals of this level, but I do not know the situation from the inside.
“Of course, I would like to try my strength there.
“Still, I do not have a clear idea of whether I’m ready for Arsenal.”
But the fact is that he must be highly regarded by Arsene Wenger, and Le Prof has had him watched closely at the Confederation Cup this summer. And with the player himself admitting that Arsenal are interested, perhaps we may yet see him arrive this summer.
Did any of our readers watch him in the summer? Is he ready enough to come to Arsenal?