According to reports making the round, Michael Ciani has put Arsenal on red alert as the Espanyol defender has hinted he wants to play in the Premier League.
The 32-year-old is now a free agent after his contract with Espanyol expired in the summer and has revealed he would like to play for Arsenal as he explained he was a boyhood Gunners fan.
Arsenal have already secured the signature of Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi already in the summer transfer window in a bid to strengthen the defence as Per Mertseacker and Gabriel Paulista are currently out injured due to a long-term injury.
“I like the football in England, the mentality,” he told Goal.
“I like everything. I have the physique to play there. I loved Arsenal growing up and always wanted to play in England so I think it is my time to play there.
“Thierry Henry was my favourite player in the Premier League. I was watching him in every game and he was so good at Arsenal.
“I have just left Espanyol and now I am looking for a good challenge, a new one.
“I would like to play in England so I am waiting for a proposition. The objective is to come to England but if I have a tempting offer from France, then why not?”