Arsene Wenger looks to have ruled out any move for Moussa Sissoko.
The Newcastle midfielder has often talked about being an Arsenal supporter as a child and last month before the Euros, he said he wanted to stay in England but with a club who could offer Champions League football (as opposed to Championship football…) and that the Gunners would be ideal.
Whilst fellow want away midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is set to fly the Magpies nest to Anfield, as yet there is claimed to have been no concrete offers for Moussa Sissoko according to the Press Association.
Whilst it is hard to imagine the French international still being at St James Park when the transfer window closes, Arsenal doesn’t appear to be a possible route out for him.
Speaking to the official Arsenal website, Arsene Wenger says that whilst they have seen three midfielders leave, his squad is now ‘solid in midfield’ with January signing Elneny and three players returned/returning from injury.
“We lost three midfielders in Flamini, Rosicky and Arteta, but numbers-wise we are quite solid in midfield now.
“Elneny had a big impact when he came here, Coquelin was injured for a long time and is back. Cazorla will also come back, Wilshere is back – so we are solid in midfield.”
Moussa Sissoko speaking to Foot Mercato back in early June before the Euros:
“That (Sissoko’s preferred destination) I keep to myself (laughs). There are discussions to be had and I just hope to find the best club for me, where I can develop myself as much as possible. As I said, Newcastle must accept my choice. I want to continue to progress, playing very high level, to continue playing for France. Being in Newcastle, it would be complicated, I think.
“It (rumours of Arsenal interest) is very flattering. Arsenal is one of the best European clubs. It’s good to know. I hope I will have a chance soon to play in this club or similar club …
“It’s a very big European club. I think few people would refuse to play in this club there. Everyone knows, I have often said when I was young, my heart was with Arsenal, because there were a lot of French players that have been there as Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol … The beautiful Arsenal.
“We will see. I cannot tell you that I will go to Arsenal. For now, I’m focused on the team of France and the Euros.
“I want to continue my career in England, at a club that plays in the Champions League…