Toulouse left-back Cheikh M’Bengue claims that Arsenal are interested in signing him.
The 24-year-old Senegalese international claims that contact from the Gunners has taken him completely by surprise, but that a move to North London would be impossible to turn down.
Speaking to le10sport.com, M’Bengue revealed:
“I did not expect it at all. When a big club like that think of you, it’s nice, but we are surprised more than anything else.
“Of course, the Premier League is a league where I want to evolve.
“I still have two years on my contract and I’m a key player here. I have no clause or agreement to leave – but Arsenal is something you cannot turn down if everyone is okay.
“I hope he [club owner Olivier Sadran] won’t block me if an interesting proposal comes up. Arsenal would be awesome.”
News that we’re chasing a left-back does come as a surprise given we’ve both Kieran Gibbs and Andre Santos able to fill the position. That being said, having seen the Brazilian operate as a winger in pre-season and having witnessed the cuddly maverick’s complete disregard for defensive positioning it’s possible that Wenger is playing it safe.