Arsenal: French starlet open to January switch

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One of France's most promising young strikers has admitted he would be open to a move to Arsenal and that a January transfer window switch would not be a problem - but only if certain conditions are met.

According to talkSPORT, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been taking a keen interest in the development of Auxerre star Paul-Georges Ntep and it appears as though the player couldn't be happier about it.

Arsenal's interest was put to him and he was asked if he would like to switch Ligue 2 for Emirates Stadium. While being very open to the idea, Ntep was adamant he would nto be going anywhere to make up the numbers and keep the bench warm.

"Arsenal is a club that appeals to any player," he is quoted as saying in the French press by talkSPORT.

"This is a club that relies on young players. After that, it's always the same question - it depends on the project. Arsenal, yes, but to do what?

"If this is a club where I am going to sit on the bench, then where is the progression? I'm not saying I want to go to a big club to start immediately but at least that can happen in the medium term."

Arsenal are short in the forward postion as Olivier Giroud is their only viable centre-forward option, as Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott are not as comfortable playing through the middle, whilst it would be a surprise if Nicklas Bendtner played again any time soon.

This situation has led to the Gunners being linked with a number of strikers for Janaury transfers - something Ntep would not be averse to.

"It is a [situation] I am currently thinking of."This is a decision that must be taken depending on the project presented, game time, and the style of the team.

"The question may arise this winter but it will be for the club, first, to consider. For me, the day I have an interesting sporting project, I will ask the question."

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