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Man City's Ibrahim excited about Arsenal interest

Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim has welcomed interest from Premier League rivals.

Liverpool and Arsenal are among clubs interested in the youngster.

"I'm very flattered to be linked with Arsenal, I grew up as an Arsenal fan and my hero was Patrick Vieira when he was playing there," Ibrahim told Sky Sports.

"I would be very honoured to play for Arsenal and it would be all my dreams come true to work with Arsene Wenger.

"He has developed so many young players over the years and gave them chances in the first team but at the moment my focus now is doing very well in the Under 21 European Championship next month in Israel with my national team and hopefully try and win the tournament.

"We will see what happens in the next couple of months about my future as I'm contracted to Manchester City for another year.

"I'm open to extending my new deal, but I'd like to meet the new manager if it's [Manuel] Pelligrini and see what he has to say.

"I'm 22 years old now and I want to be playing week in, week out in the Premier League."

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