by Michael Wade

Lewis Holtby has admitted he would be keen on a transfer to Arsenal one day.

Exclusive – Holtby open to Arsenal switch

The Schalke midfielder has been linked with a switch to the Premier League before because of his dual nationality between Germany and England.

And he admits the Gunners will be streets ahead of their competitors when it comes to negotiating his future because of their commitment to attractive football.

But despite welcoming interest from Arsene Wenger he claims he is intent on continuing his footballing education in the Bundesliga for the time being.

“I have always said that my aim is to come to the Premier League one day because I love the league,” Holtby told talkSPORT. “My father is English and of course my favourite teams are and Arsenal.

“It would be a massive move [to Arsenal] because Arsenal players were always my favourite. They play nice one-touch football, they’re offensive, have young players, a great stadium and a great city so it is a nice club.

“My thoughts now are first with Schalke but you never know.”