Newcastle, Arsenal


By Tom Finn

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been weighing up the possibility of making a January move for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko who plays as a box-to-box midfielder at St James Park, but is equally at home playing as a holding midfielder, something that Wenger is on the lookout for, and to give the Gunners a boost the French international when speaking to French sports newspaper L’Equipe said: “When I was young, Arsenal was my favourite club.

“There was my idol Patrick Vieira. I’ve always loved this club, I still love them.

“Afterwards, there was a lot of rumours. I do not pay too much attention.

“I have an agent [Bakari Sanogo] that takes care of that. If something should happen, it will happen.

“I have ambition. My goal is to play at the best clubs, playing the Champions League, win trophies, but today I am a Magpie and I am very happy.”

The 25-year-old has been one of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’s top players this season but as we have seen with other Newcastle players owner Mike Ashley is willing to let them leave if the price is right which in the case of Sissoko would be in the region of £15 million a figure the Gunners could easily afford.

Have a look at the video below and imagine him in a Gunners jersey.