22-year-old Ghanaian left-winger Nana Ampomah has admitted that it would be a ‘dream come true’ to join Arsenal, the club he liked as a child.
Ampomah plays for Waasland-Beveren in the Belgian Pro League, so he’s probably not a player you’ve heard much about before. That’s unless you regularly follow Belgian football.
The winger has made a great start to the season over there though. In his last seven league games, he has five goals and one assist, and he made two starts for Ghana over the summer. He’s clearly making enough of an impression to start to get national team chances.
As a result, there’s plenty of interest surrounding him back in his home country. He spoke to SportsWorldGhana.com recently and told them he’d love a Premier League move, particularly to Arsenal.
“You can dream to play for Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal but then if they don’t come for you your dream never comes true” Ampomah admitted. “We will see, I just have to work hard, focus on the game and we will see where I can get to.
“But I think I like Arsenal more because I like their style of playing. It’s one of the teams I really liked growing up as a child so really like Arsenal. It will be a dream come true to play for Arsenal.”
The Gunners do have a bit of a gap in the wide positions at the moment. Alex Iwobi is the only real natural winger in the squad right now, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Danny Welbeck and Mesut Özil having to play out wide to fill spaces as a result.
Nonetheless, it would be a bit of a jump for Ampomah to get a transfer to Arsenal after one good run of form. Perhaps the Gunners will send a scout over to check him out, but I wouldn’t expect anything more for now.