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Former Espanyol defender Ciani waiting on Arsenal proposition

Mickael Ciani admits he would love to play for Arsenal.

The French defender is a free agent after leaving Spanish club Espanyol in August following an unsuccessful five-game stint.

Ciani, who has previously played for the likes of Lorient, Bordeaux and Lazio, is determined to get himself to the Premier League and says his most desired destination would be the Emirates Stadium.

"I like the football in England, the mentality," he told Goal.

"I like everything. I have the physique to play there. I loved Arsenal growing up and always wanted to play in England so I think it is my time to play there.

"Thierry Henry was my favourite player in the Premier League. I was watching him in every game and he was so good at Arsenal.

"I have just left Espanyol and now I am looking for a good challenge, a new one.

"I would like to play in England so I am waiting for a proposition. The objective is to come to England but if I have a tempting offer from France, then why not?"

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