Simon Mignolet drops hint that he is willing to stay on at Sunderland next season.
Arsenal target Simon Mignolet has hinted he may remain at Sunderland next season to help improve on the club’s 17th placed finish.
The Belgian goalkeeper was talking to journalists while away on international duty, and his comments suggest he is ready to snub interest from the Emirates Stadium.
“As a footballer, you want to do well and want to win games and finish higher in the table than 17th,” the 24-year-old told Sky Sports.
“On that point, it was a disappointing season.
“Of course, when a new manager comes in, there’s new things around and since he’s come in, all the games we’ve played – apart from the Aston Villa game – there were positives. So that’s good for the future.”
The 24-year old has attracted interest from rival Premier League clubs throughout the season, with Arsenal and Liverpool said to be leading the chase for the 24-year-old.
Mignolet started all 38 games last season, keeping 11 clean sheets, and was an integral part to the Black Cats’ survival.
Boss Paolo Di Canio has made no secret of his desire to keep the Belgian international at the club next season.