Arsenal target drops huge hint that he is set for Newcastle United stay

Arsenal midfield target Moussa Sissoko has revealed that he is happy with his role at Newcastle United as he looks set to remain at the club despite earlier admitted his admiration for the Gunners, Mirror reports.

Arsene Wenger was said to be in pole position to sign him for around £16million in January, but after his latest revelations, he may have to continue his search for a midfield general elsewhere.

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Sissoko said: “The coach considers me an important part of the group,” said Sissoko, “particularly because of my international status an equally down to my good performances for the team since arriving at Newcastle.

“I am very happy with where I am right now.

“Sometimes I have even been handed the captain’s armband, and thus I am very satisfied with my role here.

“I try to be my best in each match to make the best impression possible, and I hope to be continue progressing in order to go even further.”