Aleksandr Golovin has said he is flattered by Arsenal’s interest
“Of course, I will be pleased that such a club is interested in me.
“In my opinion, every football player, regardless of age, wants to play in Europe. I’m not an exception.”
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote plots Arsenal takeover bid
“I don’t want to go after Arsenal until I deliver the refinery. Once I deliver, I will go after Arsenal.
“At the moment we are a little bit off track. We didn’t really realize that we were going to need almost 70 million cubic meters of sand. But we are catching up, and I’m sure we’ll be able to deliver it by the last quarter of 2017.
“It’s a great team, well-run. It could be run better, so I will be there. I will wait. Even if things change I will take it and make the difference going forward.
“Well, you know anything is possible in this world. If they get the right offer, I’m sure they (Usmanov & Kroenke) would walk away. We’ll be in a position to give them the right offer.
“They will not hold Arsenal forever. Someone will give them an offer that will make them seriously consider walking away. And when we finish the refinery, I think we will be in a position to do that.
Sead Kolasinac has revealed that he finds it hard to understand some of the player’s accents at the club
“When I listen to the English players, like when Ox talks to Danny, I need to listen twice because it’s so quick and it’s hard through the accent! But I’ve got time to learn it and I will do that.
“Everyone has welcomed me so well and speak a lot of English with me to help me learn the language.
I’m pleased that I get on so well with everyone.”
Arsene Wenger has said he would still have signed Thierry Henry even if Nicolas Anelka stayed at the club in 1999
“We would still have signed him because I made him start at Monaco when he was 17 years old.
“I felt that when I watched him at Juventus that he had lost belief and confidence. I knew he was a very intelligent player and I would still have tried to sign him.
Whether we would have had enough money, that is another question!”
Journalist Paolo Baldini feels Arsene Wenger is taking a risk in trying to convince Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to sign new contracts
“I think there maybe an element of Wenger playing the gambler here.
“He genuinely believes if he can keep these players here for the first part of the season, Arsenal start the season well, and he can start to convince them the project is going somewhere and he can at least get one or two of them to sign a new deal.”
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