African ace 'flattered' by Arsenal interest


Marseille defender Nicolas N'Koulou says that he is happy to remain in France but refused to rule out a move to Arsenal.

The 21-year-old moved to Stade Velodrome from Monaco in the summer, and having impressed in Ligue 1 so far this campaign, has been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has plenty of contacts in his homeland, and has been alerted to N'Koulou's potential, having been urged to try and bring him to the Emirates Stadium in January.

The Cameroon international admits that he is 'flattered' to have sparked interest from Arsenal, but insists he is committed to Marseille.

"I am flattered by clubs linked with me but, to be honest, I love being with this club," he told "They give me all I want in a big club.

"But once you are linked with clubs such as Arsenal and others, you take notice and it can make you lose your head.

"But I am calm and want to win trophies here and maybe one day I will move to one of the bigger clubs in the world."

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