The 26-year old Morocco international has long been linked with a move to England with the Gunners at the top of the list and confirmed that each day he believes he becomes less a Bordeaux player and that he wants to join Arsenal next season.
"My future? Well, I hold all the cards, I have no reason to be under pressure but every day passing by, I am a little less a Bordeaux player," he said.
"My choice is to join a Premier League club and, if I could choose, I will go to Arsenal.
"Bordeaux has brought me so much. I will soon clearly state things so the club can prepare to find my replacement peacefully."