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Arsenal target wants to stay put

Date: 25th January 2013 at 4:30 pm
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Arsenal have heavily and repeatedly been linked with a move for West Ham’s this winter.

Yet despite having a reported £3.5 million release clause in his current contract at West Ham and Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn insisting he would be an ideal signing for his former club, the 25-year-old, who joined The Hammers last summer from Wigan on a free transfer, says he does not want to leave the East London outfit.

The Senegal international said:

‘I know there are people out there saying things about me, but I have spoken with the manager and told him that I want to stay here.

‘I know the club want to keep me too, so I will continue to give my best for them. I knew when I signed that West Ham were going to make their mark on the Premier League.

‘Since I came here I am enjoying every game I play on the pitch. I think I made a good choice because I am very happy at this club.’

So it looks like ’s search for a robust midfielder is set to continue and with just six days left until the January transfer window shuts for another season, the Frenchman better get a move on and make things happen, if he indeed wants to reinforce his squad.

To be honest, I don’t think Diame would have improved our squad a lot anyway. is just as good as him in the holding midfield role.

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One thought on “Arsenal target wants to stay put

  • ivorstephens
    2 years ago

    If he was what we needed and we knew that Alex Song wanted to sit on the bench at the camp nou then why wasnt diame snapped up on a free in the summer.Again people are linking wenger with players id ssy hes not interested in

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