St Etienne forward Emmanuel Riviere has welcomed interest from Arsenal.

The 21 year-old has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool.

Riviere told "I am flattered to be linked with the clubs mentioned. I am a young player, so to be linked with Arsenal is fantastic for me.

"If Arsene Wenger is interested in you it means you have potential to be a very good player.

"People compare me to Thierry Henry, and that is a big compliment. If I can achieve half of his career I will be happy."

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