Another Frenchman For 'Little France'?

Last updated : 23 December 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko admits he 'loves' Arsenal.

Sissoko has impressed the Toon Army following his January 2013 switch from Toulouse, but he could be on his way ... just like fellow countrymen Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy.

Mike Ashley's plan is always "get them in cheap - sell them on at a profit", and Sissoko is lining himself up for a move away.

The 27-year-old admits he has Champions League ambitions - and under Ashley - that won't be possible at St James' Park.

Moussa Sissoko: "Arsenal were my favourite club when I was young and my idol was Patrick Vieira.

"I have always loved this club and I still love them.

"There were a lot of rumours (about an Arsenal move) but I do not pay too much attention.

"I have an agent [Bakari Sanogo] that takes care of that. If something should happen, it will happen.

"I have ambition. My goal is to play at the best clubs, playing the Champions League, win trophies, but today I am a Magpie and I am very happy."

As Newcastle players, both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy made it known to Arsene Wenger that they wanted to move to 'Little France' in North London.

A bit for Cabaye was knocked back by Ashley, but Debuchy got his wish.