CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin has confirmed Arsenal are interested in signing him.


CSKA Moscow’s Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin attends a training session on the eve of their UEFA Europa League first leg quarter-final football match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal. Last summer it was claimed that he was on his way to Arsenal, and the rumours have persisted ever since, albeit more quietly over recent months.

Former Manchester United forward, Andrei Kanchelskis even spoke about how well Golovin would fit in at Arsenal.

Asked whether or not Arsenal’s interest in him had acted as extra motivation, Golovin told Match TV, “Whether their interest has given me extra motivation? No, I have not thought about it at all.

“I just play my game and do not try to think about it. What has been said in peace? Of course we wanted to come back in the game, overtake the backlog. Unfortunately, that did not work out.”

Golovin certainly left his mark at Ashburton Grove in the first leg, scoring that delightful freekick to draw the scores level at 1-1.

Speaking in November, Golvin’s agent confirmed Arsenal’s interest in the player. He hinted that Arsene Wenger was waiting to see how the youngster performed at the World Cup and if he does well enough, the Arsenal boss could be back in touch.

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