Saint-Etienne defender, Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel, has revealed in a recent interview that Arsenal is his dream destination.
The talented 18-year-old has been at ASSE since 2014 and was officially made a senior player last summer.
Having made 13 Ligue 1 appearances this season, he has performed well with consistency despite sustaining a lengthy hamstring injury which sidelined him for two months.
Competing with both Kévin Malcuit and Kévin Théophile-Catherine for a regular starting berth under Christophe Galtier, he is one of only two teenagers in the current squad that have featured on more than 10 occasions in the league this term.
The youngster, who can play in either fullback position and has also featured in a more attacking role, certainly has high ambitions for his promising career.
His role models are Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm and PSG defender Serge Aurier, whilst he revealed the stadium of his dreams was Manchester United’s Old Trafford – a “mythical stage” – but one he could be playing on against the hosts in future.
When questioned about his dream destination long-term, he admitted it was Arsenal.
“Arsenal. I always had a weakness for the Gunners. I love English soccer.”
His versatility, promising ability at such a young age and the fact that he can be trusted to perform at one of Ligue 1’s top-half clubs show it may be a matter of time before his dreams become reality.