Arsenal on red alert after Russian star’s father talks up Premier League move

Arsenal have been handed a possible boost with Aleksandr Golovin's father talking up a move to the Premier League

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Arsenal have been handed a boost in their bid to sign CSKA Moscow playmaker Aleksandr Golovin after his father talked up a move to the Premier League this summer.

The Russia international made quite the impression in their World Cup opener last week after Golovin scored one goal and made two assists in their 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia.

The 22-year-old has been regularly linked with a move to the English top flight over the past season or so since breaking into the CSKA Moscow first team.

Golovin finished with career best figures of seven goals in 43 outings in all competitions for CSKA Moscow last season.

The Russian midfielder impressed for Arsenal and Manchester United in the Europa League last term to register on the radar of English football.

Golovin’s father has revealed that the Russian attacker is interested in a move to the Premier League in the current campaign.

“Sasha [Russian variation on Aleksandr] does not even read this news so as not to clog his head during the World Cup,” Golovin Sr told Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

“He now has one thing on his mind: the Russian team. But if such proposals are made, I believe that he will go abroad, play abroad.

“There football is of a different level, there is nowhere to hide. Speeds are different. I’m sure my son will be able to play at a new level.

“It will be more difficult with a foreign language. But I know that Sasha has already started learning English.”

Golovin has netted 13 times in 113 games in all competitions over the last four seasons since breaking into the CSKA Moscow first team back in 2014.

The CSKA star has scored three goals in 20 games for the Russian national team ahead of their next World Cup fixture against Uruguay.

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