Arsenal have been given a huge boost in their chase for Moussa Sissoko after the Newcastle man revealed his love for the Gunners and is also relishing a chance to play in the Champions League, Daily Star reports.
The Gunners are already said to be monitoring the situation of 25-year-old midfielder with Arsene Wenger keen on completing a potential move in the upcoming January window.
In a recent interview, Sissoko 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.”