Arsenal have long been linked with the signing of Antoine Griezmann, and despite recent talk of a Paris Saint-Germain transfer, the Gunners remain very much in the hunt.
The 23 year-old Frenchman is likely to have plenty of suitors this summer after a superb season for Real Sociedad.
Griezmann has scored 16 times in 32 La Liga appearances from the left wing, and is certainly keeping his options open with regard to a transfer.
“Interest of PSG in me? I do not know anything nor have I had any contact,” he is quoted as having told Canal Plus by the Daily Express.
“I want to finish the season well at Real Sociedad and play in Europe next season.
“We always like when big clubs are interested in you, but we’ll see what can happen. I do not have any preferences.”
Arsenal and PSG’s battle to sign the Real Sociedad flyer has rather strangely already been played out by Griezmann himself – on video game FIFA 14.
As can be seen on the video below, Griezmann elected to play a game between the Gunners and the French champions as Arsenal, scoring a wonderful goal using Aaron Ramsey.
Commentating on his own strike using Arsenal’s star midfielder, Griezmann declared the goal “magnifique”, waxing lyrical in French about his computer game talents.
Could this be a hint that the Real Sociedad star will move to Arsenal this summer?
While unknown if Griezmann is a fan of Arsenal or not, many French and African players grew up Gunners supporters due to the many players from their country turning out for Arsene Wenger’s side.
It’s not beyond the realms of possibility – but it could just be a footballer playing a computer game.