Moussa Sissoko has revealed he wants to leave Newcastle and is desperate to join “the beautiful Arsenal.”
The France midfielder, part of the Newcastle squad relegated from the Premier League last season, has already told Rafa Benitez he does not want to play in the Championship.
“I have reached a level where playing in the Championship would be difficult for me,” he told Foot Mercato. “I need to continue to evolve.
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“There will be discussions. I hope that they go in the right direction. I want to leave. I would like to continue my career in England, in a club that plays Champions League football.”
Asked about reports he has been watched by Arsenal, he added: “It is very flattering. Arsenal is one of the best European teams.
“Everyone knows, I often said it when I was young, Arsenal is the club of my heart, because there were quite a few French players there like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol…
“The beautiful Arsenal. We will see. I cannot tell you if I am going to go to Arsenal. For the moment, I am focused on the French national team and the Euros.”