Arsenal target and Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has once again expressed his wish to join a big club and play in the Champions League.
Talking to Foot Mercato, Sissoko said, “My goal was to come to England because it was the championship that best matched my game and I do not think I am wrong.
“So I want to stay here and grow at one of the biggest clubs in England. I have a preference for the Premier League and I see myself staying here.
“I am focused on Newcastle. I have a four-and-a-half year contract so in my head I still tell myself I am still here for four years and a half. They appreciate me here and everything is good.”
He already talked about how Arsenal was his dream club and would love to join the gunners. At the same time, he was also open to moving back to France if a big club like PSG came calling. However, he was cautious about antagonising the Newcastle fans.
Sissoko added: “I am not saying that I absolutely want to go or not. If it happens, it happens. I am at Newcastle and I will continue to work until one day I have the chance to play at a very big club.
“Nobody has called me. My agent and I have not spoken to anyone.
“PSG is one of the best clubs in Europe. If I’m lucky they are interested with me. These are difficult things to refuse. I cannot say yes or no but it is an interest I would take into consideration.”
Sissoko is getting impatient about getting to play in the Champions League and has made it clear that is his target.
He said, “I want to play it. I want to be involved in big games. If I have to leave Newcastle, then that is something that I would take into consideration.
“I am 25 years old, and I will be 26 this year. My wish is to play the Champions League, and I have not yet had the chance to play there again.”
Arsenal could certainly use a box to box midfielder, and Sissoko is an experienced player who wouldn’t take any time adjusting to the league. Arsenal do have Coquelin for now, but whether he would sign a contract extension is still not clear. Even if he does, Sissoko would be a good partner in midfield, with Flamini’s time at Arsenal seemingly coming to an end, and Arteta succumbing to more injuries every season.