Frenchman being heavily targeted by Arsene Wenger…
Arsenal will imminently make a £16m bid for Newcastle’s combative midfielder Mousa Sissoko, reports the Mirror.
The 25-year-old made comments earlier in the week which suggested he’d jump at the chance to sign for Arsenal, and the Gunners are happy to with the sizeable amount of cash as a result.
“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,” Sissoko said.
“Arsenal were my favourite club when I was young and my idol was Patrick Vieira. I have always loved this club and I still love them.”
Sissoko would provide Arsenal with the defensive steel and combativeness they require in the centre of the park – but it’s uncertain whether the Magpies would be prepared to sell one of their best players in January.