Egyptian international striker Mohamed El-Gabbas has revealed his ambition to play for Arsenal.
The Lierse S.K had a brief experience with English football during a two year spell with Newcastle between 2005 and 2007, although the 23-year-old was never close to making a first team appearance.
After recently impressing domestically in the Belgian First Division, El-Gabbas has revealed that issues with a work permit forced an end to his time with the Magpies, and he returned home to Al-Masry.
A move to Belgium has proved beneficial, and after earning international recognition, the player has set his sites on a Barclays Premier League switch to Arsenal.
"At 17 I was involved with Newcastle and learnt much about professional football," he told Belgian newspaper HLN.
"I had to return to Egypt because I couldn’t obtain a work license but my goal is to play in the Premier League again – my dream is to go to Arsenal."
It's unknown if the Gunners are interested in the player, and it's not thought that the Emirates outfit have ever had the player scouted by their vast network.
Whilst Wenger is thought to be in the market for a striker at Arsenal this summer, El-Gabbas is not believed to be a potential addition.