Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is a January transfer target for Arsenal, but will he be on the move this winter?
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko this January, but the French international has been giving mixed messages over his future.
Sissoko recently reaffirmed his commitment to to the Magpies, tweeting his desire to ignore the transfer rumours and stay focused Newcastle.
I’m a professional player and I stay focused on my team NUFC #DontListenToRumours
— MS 7 (@ms_sissoko) January 9, 2015
Despite a move to either Arsenal or PSG touted at numerous times over the past few weeks, Sissoko’s social media activity appeared to suggest he would be staying at St James’ Park for the remainder of this season.
During an interview shortly after however, he suggested that he was open to a move, and dreamt of joining a bigger club someday; with Arsenal and Arsene Wenger getting a special mention.
“If anything should happen, it will. I hope I’ll leave for a bigger club one day, but I don’t know when,” he said.
“England is my priority. If [Arsene] Wenger calls, I’ll have a man-to-man discussion with him and then we’ll see. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart.
“I hope I’ll improve to win the Champions League one day. I don’t want to set limits to myself. I want to go higher. That’s my goal.”
That certainly sounds like a come and get me plea, but are Arsenal actually looking at bringing the powerful midfielder to the Emirates this January?
The Gunners are desperately in need of a dominant midfielder, but Sissoko is more of a box-to-box player, while Arsenal need more of a disciplined defensive midfielder.