Schalke’s German midfielder Lewis Holtby hailed Arsenal as a great team and said he would like to play for the Gunners one day.
The 21-year-old has an English father from whom he inherited his love for Everton, but he has revealed his admiration for the Gunners’ passing game.
Holtby, who missed out on Germany’s Euro 2012 squad due to injury, also said that while he currently wants to concentrate on playing for Schalke, he hasn’t ruled out a switch to England one day.
He told Talksport: “You never know, I’m just living every day in the day. I’m in Canada now, I’m enjoying it with my friends I’m just preparing for the new season.
“I just want to give my best for Schalke and you never know. I always said that my aim was to come to the Premier League one day because I love the league and my father is English. Some of my favourite teams are Everton and Arsenal so you never know.
“It [a move to Arsenal] would be a massive move because in footballing terms they have always been my favourite.
“They play nice one touch football, offensive and with young players and a nice stadium so its a nice club. But for now my thoughts are with Schalke and you never know.
“My agent is there for that, I am here to play football. I love playing football, I love winning trophies and that is my dedication and that is my life.”
According to Sports World Report, Arsène Wenger is also interested in bringing young Malaga striker Salamon Rondon to the Emirates. The 22 year old has netted 11 times this season and has provided 4 assists.