Rovers skipper plays down Arsenal link

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Blackburn defender Christopher Samba has hinted he is keen on a move to Arsenal to experience Champions League football.

The 27-year-old signed a new contract at Ewood Park back February but has been linked with a move to the north London club throughout the summer transfer window.

He was quoted on The Sun's website as saying: "A player who has no ambition to play at a higher level has made a mistake and chosen the wrong sport."

He added: "I don't know what is happening with Arsenal because I am not dealing with it and it's not my problem.

"At the minute I am still at Blackburn but it would be a big lie if I told you 'everything is good and I don't want to play in the Champions League'.

"I don't know what the board and the manager at Blackburn are planning or what provisions they have made for signing new players.


"It is difficult for me at the moment because I'm just waiting to see what happens and concentrating on my preparation for the new season."

But the angry Blackburn captain has distanced himself from the story suggesting he’s trying to manufacture a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Samba denied making any such statement and insists the quotes are incorrect. He wrote on his personal Twitter account: "The declarations about me are totally false - never said that.

"I'm a Rovers player and will never mention other clubs - it's disrespectful. Not happy right now."

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