St Etienne midfielder and captain Blaise Matuidi would jump at the chance to join Arsenal. The French media are reporting that St Etienne director of football Damien Comolli, who worked as an Arsenal scout for several years, has already agreed a deal with Arsene Wenger to take Matuidi to the Emirates.
"I am interested in playing abroad. I would like to test myself in one of the two best leagues in the world," the 22 year old told skysports.com.
"However, my club would have to be fine with everything. I owe them a lot.
"Playing for Arsenal would be fantastic but I can't say anything about that yet. Everyone knows their wonderful style of football."