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Transfer news: Cheikh M’Bengue would like a move to the Gunners
Toulouse full back Cheikh M’Bengue has claimed that Arsenal want to sign him.
The 24-year-old is under contract until 2014 but he is flattered by the interest shown in him by the Gunners.
M’Bengue said: “Arsenal’s interest? To be honest I didn’t expect it. When such a big club is thinking about you, it is great pleasure, but you are above all surprised.
“It is really flattering. Moreover, the Premier League is the league where I would like to play.”
“[I haven’t spoken to them] at all. I am only focused on the pitch.
“My agent is managing that and I believe he had talks with Toulouse’s chairman.”
The defender believes that the club will allow him to move to the Emirates.
“I didn’t forecast I would be leaving, I have two years remaining on my contract, but it would be difficult to accept to be forced to stay,” he said.
“Indeed, I am a key part of the Toulouse squad. I have no agreement to leave or any clause on my contract.
“But you cannot refuse Arsenal, if everyone can benefit from it. I hope if there is an exciting proposition, the chairman won’t block me.
“You also have to consider player’s interest. Arsenal would be great.”