The 23-year-old moved to the San Siro club from Atalanta in 2019 and has since established himself as a regular.
Since Pioli’s arrival in October, Kessie has impressed in AC Milan’s midfield and has seen him being linked with several clubs abroad as a result.
Atangana told Calciomercato (via Metro):
“I remember that we joined Milan when they were a gamble, we did it because this is a club that has always meant a lot to us.
“Now there is a project under development and for this reason, the present leads me to think that the future can also be red and black.
“We are in one of the most important clubs in the world, which certainly does not experience the moment of greatest splendour, but which intends to revive itself.”
The Gunners have been linked with several players already this summer and although Mikel Arteta will want to improve and strengthen his squad ahead of next season, it remains unclear as too how much the Spaniard will have to spend in the next transfer window.