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M'Bengue: Arsenal want to sign me

August 17, 2012
By ESPN staff

Toulouse left-back Cheikh M'Bengue has said he is a transfer target for Arsenal - but his club have denied that the North Londoners have made an offer.

Cheikh Mbengue, Geoffrey Dernis
GettyImagesCheikh M'Bengue says he is an Arsenal target

M'Bengue, 24, is under contract to Les Pitchouns until June 2014, and Toulouse owner Olivier Sadran told L'Equipe: "For me, everything is clear. The league has started and no one will leave."

But M'Bengue said: "I still have two years on my contract and I'm a key player here. I have no clause or agreement to leave - but Arsenal is something you cannot turn down if everyone is okay.

"I hope he [Sadran] won't block me if an interesting proposal comes up. Arsenal would be awesome."

Asked whether he could meet the challenge of playing in the Premier League, he said: "I have played more than 100 Ligue 1 games and I'm a Senegal player. It's a question which doesn't stand."