Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila has publicly admitted for the first time that he is keen on a switch to Arsenal.
Arsenal have so far refused to match Rennes’ asking price of £17m for M’Vila.
But the 21-year-old said: “I have heard Arsenal are interested in me. I like Arsenal and I like the Premier League.
“I don’t know what is happening with the clubs, but yes, I would be interested in the Premier League and Arsenal.”
Gunners centre-half Koscielny is also eager to see his international team-mate join him at The Emirates.
“I don’t know what plans the club have in terms of signings,” Koscielny Goal.com. “I only see what appears in the newspapers because Wenger tells us nothing about that. But I would like one of my French team-mates to join us for next season.
“Yann is a player with enormous quality. He is strong on the ball and has great vision. He can triumph in an important competition like the Premier League.
“Would he be good at Arsenal? Of course. I will try to convince him to come when we are together at the Euros.”