Schalke midfielder keen on Emirates Stadium switch.
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Lewis Holtby has admitted he would be keen on a transfer to Arsenal one day.
The Schalke midfielder has been linked with a switch to the Premier League before because of his dual nationality between Germany and England.
And he admits the Gunners will be streets ahead of their competitors when it comes to negotiating his future because of their commitment to attractive football.
But despite welcoming interest from Arsene Wenger he claims he is intent on continuing his footballing education in the Bundesliga for the time being.
“I have always said that my aim is to come to the Premier League one day because I love the league,” Holtby told talkSPORT. “My father is English and of course my favourite teams are Everton and Arsenal.
“It would be a massive move [to Arsenal] because Arsenal players were always my favourite. They play nice one-touch football, they’re offensive, have young players, a great stadium and a great city so it is a nice club.
Lewis Holtby is a hot prospect and a player who may well be on Arsene Wenger’s radar and the statement from the 21 year old may well attract the Gunners boss’s interest.
The Schalke man just missed out on a spot in Joachim Low’s Euro 2012 squad and the midfielder is very much considered ‘one for the future’ who is already making big strides in the Bundesliga. Having spent loan spells at Bochum and Mainz Holtby was welcomed back to the Gelsenkirchen side where he is a player with a great deal of potential.
Quite where the central midfielder would fit into Arsenal’s immediate plans is not clear as that is one area Wenger has covered as he can call upon the likes of Alex Song and Emmanuel Frimpong for the steel and Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Abou Diaby for the guile.
Perhaps when Holtby has a bit more experience under his belt he may be a more likely Arsenal target but he is no doubt still very happy to be at a Schalke side that has finished in the top four for six of the past eight seasons and has Champions League football to look forward to next term.