Arsenal transfers: Younes Belhanda still wants Gunners move

Arsenal transfers: Younes Belhanda says that he is still "dreaming" of a move to the Premier League

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Arsene Wenger was reported to be an admirer of Younes Belhanda Photo: Back Page Images

Younes Belhanda has opened the door to a potential transfer to Arsenal by admitting that he is “dreaming” of a move to the Premier League.

The 24-year-old playmaker, who helped Montpellier win the Ligue 1 title alongside Olivier Giroud in 2011-12, was heavily linked with a switch to England before eventually joining Dynamo Kiev last summer.

My favourite club? Arsenal, of course. It is the club of Frenchmen

Younes Belhanda

But despite only moving to Ukraine last year, the Morocco international says he is open to a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal his preferred destination.

“How long will I stay at Dynamo? I don’t know. If I have opportunities to go higher, I will seize them,” Belhanda told France Football.

“I am dreaming about England. Every player wants to play in England one day. I have to experience that.

“My favourite club? Arsenal, of course. It is the club of Frenchmen. Newcastle as well, but they are a step below. Manchester City and Liverpool are exciting too.

“There are so many clubs with big histories. That is England.”

Belhanda has scored five goals and made three assists in 16 league games in his debut season in Kiev.

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