Sissoko wants Arsenal Move!
If the Arsenal transfer rumours are believed to be true, then after looking out for another striker, we are also still identifying midfield targets to follow newcomer Granit Xhaha into the club. Considering we have lost both Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky this summer there could certainly be room in the squad.
Speaking to SkySports, the French international Moussa Sissoko was quoted saying that he was looking for a new club this summer, deciding that it is time for him to move on from Newcastle. Arsenal are supposedly one of the interested parties in Sissoko, although it seems more of Sissoko’s own imagination rather than an actual desire from the Gunners to sign the 26 year old. He certainly seems to believe we have had scouts on his trail.
Sissoko said: “It is very flattering. Arsenal is one of the best European teams. To be watched by that sort of club, that proves that you are a quality player.
“Everyone knows, I often said it when I was young, Arsenal is the club of my heart, because there were quite a few French players there like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol…
The beautiful Arsenal. We will see. I cannot tell you if I am going to go to Arsenal. For the moment, I am focused on the French national team and the Euros.”
Despite Sissoko having a spectacular run in the Premier League during his debut season with Newcastle, he has never truly managed to have the same kind of impact for his current club as he did then. Having signed for the club back in 2013, he has become well experienced to Premier League football, but is he Arsenal quality?
Unlike many of the wingers and attacking midfielders that we are being linked with including big names of Mario Gotze and Isco, Sissoko just isn’t in the same category and i think it would really show a lack of ambition from the club if we was to sign him. It’s not to say he is a bad player, I think Sissoko would fit well in this Arsenal team and he would certainly be available on the cheap! However he just isn’t that top quality player that we are looking for.
The thing is, our midfield is already jammed packed as it is, that last thing we need is another ‘average’ player waiting in the wings and instead of a big name first teamer!
What would you think if Arsenal signed Sissoko? I for one would be disappointed but i don’t think Wenger is even that interested in the Frenchman. If anything it is more Sissoko interested in Arsenal, rather than Arsenal interested in Sissoko!