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Jul 28, 2011

Samba keen on Arsenal switch

Blackburn defender Christopher Samba has hinted he is keen to push through a move to Arsenal in order to experience Champions League football.

• Wenger to add defender

Samba, 27, signed a new contract at Ewood Park this February but has been linked with a move to the north London club throughout the summer transfer window.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, has stated that he will "certainly" bring in another central defender over the coming weeks, with Samba understood to be high on the Frenchman's shortlist of candidates.

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

"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."

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