Gustavo talks up move to Arsenal

Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo has spoken how he would like the chance to play for Premier League side Arsenal. This will be a boost to Arsene Wenger who has struggled to bring in big names this summer.

Wenger’s financial muscle, apparent because of the clubs willingness to spend on the back of what is by far the Premier Leagues most profitable club, has failed to attract any top names to the Emirates.

If they were to sign the Brazilian midfielder it would go some way to aiding the clubs progression on the pitch as they continue in their pursuit of silverware.

The Gonzalo Higuain deal looked to be almost secured when the deal dramatically fell apart and the player opted instead to link up with Rafa Benitez at Napoli as a direct replacement for Edinson Cavani.

The offer for Luiz Suarez has been met with staunch resistance from Anfield and even if the Uruguayan international does manage to force his way from Liverpool before the transfer window closes, it seems less likely then ever that he would be moving to the Emirates with Liverpool insistent they will not sell to a rival club.

A move to one of the big two in La Liga the more likely destination.

But it seems a different case with Gustavo, showing publicly how he would not be adverse to a move to the club.

The player said: “My contract with Bayern runs until 2015 but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for Brazil.

I am in a very delicate situation at Bayern and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move. I have heard about the Arsenal interest. It’s a big club we’re talking about here so of course I’d like to play for them.”

The midfielder, who had a successful tournament for Brazil in this months Confederations Cup, spoke also of the conversations he has had with Bayern’s new manager Pep Guardiola since he took over the German side this summer. “We have talked a couple of times but he has not spoken to me specifically about my situation.

Personally and professionally there are questions I need to address. The transfer window will close in a couple of weeks.”

The defensive midfielder would be welcomed by Wenger as he looks to add some steel to his midfield ahead of a potentially open Premier League season where he will be hoping to improve on last years fourth place finish, and possibly secure a trophy also.

Brian S

Brian is a sports journalist with over 5 years experience of writing on all things soccer. Resides in Dublin, Ireland.

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