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French star would welcome Arsenal switch

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Dimitri Payet has not ruled out a switch to Arsenal.

The West Ham playmaker has been linked with a move away from the London Stadium in recent weeks after an impressive showing for the club in his debut season in English football last season.

However, the 29-year-old hinted last month that he is considering his future following West Ham’s poor season.

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Payet, with Arsene Wenger supposedly an admirer of the France international, while Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are also monitoring his movements.

But despite reported interest from PSG and United, Payet says a chance to play for the Gunners would be difficult to turn down:

He told RMC (via The Daily Mirror):

‘I read that Wenger considers me the missing piece of the Arsenal’s game, but he’s never told me that!’

‘We conceded five or six at home against them. When you see them playing, as a technical player, you could only have fun in that team. They’re candidates for the title every year.’

West Ham are struggling this year and the situation has only added to Payet’s decision to possibly jump ship when the January window opens:

‘The situation at the club affects me, but I’m an ambitious person.

‘I’m in a fight with my club and I’m giving everything for them, to get out of this difficult situation, but I’m not closing the door to anything.

‘I miss the Champions League… I’ve got some great years ahead of me and I want to enjoy them by playing in important competitions.’

With Arsenal currently suffering in the creative department at the moment and with Mesut Ozil’s contract negotiations still on-going, perhaps Wenger should consider a swoop for Payet next month.

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