IF Elfsborg striker Marokhy Ndione dreams of playing for Arsenal at some point in the future, as a childhood fan of the club.

Marokhy Ndione (Photo via Boras Tidning)
Marokhy Ndione (Photo via Boras Tidning)

Speaking to Swedish outlet Fotboll Direkt, 20-year-old striker Marokhy Ndione admitted it’s his dream to play for Arsenal.

Ndione currently represents IF Elfsborg, having come through their academy to reach the senior side in the last year or so. For now, he’s still focusing on his current side, but he has goals for the future.

“I want to succeed here first,” Ndione admitted. “That is my focus, but one day I want to go out to Europe. My dream goal is Arsenal. This is the team I would like to play for one day.

“I’ve held onto them since I was a kid and as a young player, you obviously want to represent the team you cheered on.”

Ndione is really just starting to make his breakthrough into senior football. After scoring for fun at u19 and u21 level, he only has two senior goals for IF Elfsborg’s first team so far. However, he’s only made two starts and nine substitute appearances.

Standing at almost 6’4″, it’s certainly not easy for senior opponents to look down on Ndione. But this is still just the beginning of his career at this level, even in Sweden. If Ndione does get a move to Arsenal someday, it’s still a fair way off right now.