Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has added further fuel to fire regarding his rumoured move to Arsenal, informing French TV production TeleFoot that the north London outfit “has always been the club of [his] heart.”
The France international has become a prominent feature of the Magpies’ starting Xi this season in an advanced midfield role, grabbing vital goals against QPR and Burnley in the Premier League, generating interest from the Gunners according to The Express – who alleged preparations for a £15million bid at the start of December.
According to the British publication, Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer on the 25 year-old and now wants to make good on his interest, with Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey all struggling for fitness.
As reported by The Metro, Sissoko, who recently labelled Patrick Vieira as his footballing idol, told TeleFoot; “I hope I’ll leave for a bigger club one day, but I don’t know when. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart. The transfer window is open, I know that I could leave at any moment but I am not thinking about it.
“If [Arsene Wenger] calls, I will have a man-to-man discussion with him. And then we will see what happens.”