Last summer, Arsene Wenger failed to sign a single outfield player - much to the annoyance of Arsenal fans.
But, after a twelve consecutive failed title challenge, it appears Wenger is hellbent on splashing the cash this summer.
The Frenchman has already parted with £30 million for Granit Xhaka and he has also coughed up £20 million for Jamie Vardy - although it’s still unclear whether the Leicester striker will sign for the Gunners.
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And it seems that Arsenal are now interested in Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko. That’s according to the player himself who seemingly issued a come-and-get-me-plea to Wenger.
“I hope so with all my heart to continue my career in England,” he told Foot Mercato.
“Arsenal is one of the best European teams. To be watched by that sort of club, that proves that you are a quality player.
“I hope that I will have the chance, soon, to play for this club or for a similar club.
“Everyone knows, I often said it when I was young, Arsenal is the club of my heart, because there were quite a few French players there like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol.
“The beautiful Arsenal. We will see. I cannot tell you if I am going to go to Arsenal.”
It’s clear that Sissoko favours a move to Arsenal, but his performances over the previous few campaigns for Newcastle doesn’t suggest he’s got the ability to consistently play at the top-level and it's unknown whether Wenger is actually keen to sign him.
The all-round midfielder managed just one goal in 37 league appearances for the Magpies last season as they finished 18th, meaning a return to the Championship.
However, the Frenchman has made it plainly obvious that he isn’t willing to stay and help the Toon Army bounce straight back up to the top-flight.
“I gave everything there for three years,” he insisted.
“I hope that today they will be smart enough to understand that to continue my development, I need to keep playing at the highest level.
"As I want to stay in the France team I could not stay in the Championship. There will be discussions. I hope they will go in my opinion. I want to leave.”
Sissoko’s comments have certainly got Twitter talking. Newcastle fans are furious with the midfielder’s comments, claiming that the 26-year-old never ‘gave everything’ for the club.
Newcastle fans' reaction
While Newcastle fans are desperate to get rid of him, Arsenal fans don’t exactly sound too keen for them to sign him. After the signing of Xhaka, the Gunners boast an impressive midfield consisting of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny and Santi Cazorla and Gooners are adamant Sissoko isn’t needed.
Arsenal fans' reaction
Sissoko has been named in France’s Euro 2016 squad for this summer’s competition but faces a tough task to be selected ahead of Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi in the midfield. However, if he does get some game time, he will be hoping to impress any potential suitors - including Mr. Wenger.
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