Arsenal Close In On Talented Young Defender Who Issues ‘Come and Get Me’ Plea

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Long term Arsenal target Mamadou Sakho is reportedly eyeing up a move to the Premier League and Arsenal are readying a move to capture the French defender, who according to the Daily Star, has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea.

The 22 year old is apparently frustrated as the limited role he has assumed at big spending PSG, who have brought in centre-backs Thiago Silva and Alex who appear to be Carlo Ancelotti’s preferred defensive pairing.

PSG offered Arsenal Sakho last month but then withdrew the offer due to injury concerns. Man City, Newcastle United and AC Milan were also alerted to the French international’s availability.

Sakho has spoken of his admiration of the English top tier stating: “I adore the Premier League.”

On his current situation at the Parc des Princes he added; “I cannot accept playing just a few minutes this season and next because this is a decisive moment in my career.

“At the end of the season I will sit down with my agent and club officials and clear up the situation.

“If I have to leave PSG to keep my place in the France national team, then I have no choice but to leave.”

Arsenal may well have room for defensive additions with Johan Djourou likely to leave the club on a permanent basis having been sent out on loan to Hannover. Sebastien Squillaci similarly appears to have little or no future at the North London club.

Though Arsene Wenger has three solid centre-backs to choose from; Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen, the Gunners defence hasn’t looked all that sound this term and the fact that Sakho can play at centre and left-back will also count in his favour should the Arsenal boss push on with moves to sign the one club man.

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