Montpellier centre-back Emir Spahic has revealed he is desperate to seal a January move to Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has also admitted that he may have to move for a defender in the January window with Thomas Vermaelen still a number of weeks away from a first-team return, news which is sure to excite the Bosnian captain.
Spahic, 30, told sport.co.uk how he hopes that the North London club will make another offer for his services in the coming weeks:
‘When I first heard about Arsenal’s interest in the summer it was something really special to me. When a club like Arsenal are interested it is something special for any footballer, and I was honoured. Unfortunately a deal could not work, and we could not conclude a deal.’
He finished off by saying:
‘My management were in talks with Arsenal. I don’t know what happened in the end, but I ended up staying in Montpellier. Then Mr Wenger bought another player, and that is football, it happens quite often.’
Spahic explained that he is likely to leave the French Ligue 1 during the transfer window. He said:
‘Currently I have not heard from Arsene Wenger. But my management are in talks with a couple of other Premier League clubs. I am actually waiting for some news… If Arsenal were interested again I could not say no. In the summer Montpellier were not interested in selling me because he (the manager) did not want to weaken the team. But I hope that something could happen in the next 7-10 days. Arsenal would be something really special for me personally.’
So, would Emir Spahic be the ideal man to strengthen Arsenal’s back-line?
This article was first published on the NEW Cleansheetsallround site.
Written by Rob Morris