Arsenal want to sign me, reveals Toulouse defender M'Bengue
10:17 GMT, 18 August 2012
Toulouse defender Cheikh M'Bengue has revealed that Arsenal have shown interest in taking him to the Emirates.
The 24-year-old has impressed in recent years in France, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will see the player as one for the future.
Case for the defence: Toulouse star Cheik Mbengue (right)
'I do not expect it. When a big club like that think of you, it's nice. It's really flattering. In addition to the Premier League is a championship where I want to evolve,' he told French newspaper L'Equipe.
'I had not planned to leave, I have two year contract. But Arsenal, it can not be refused if everyone is benefiting.'
Toulouse owner Olivier Sadran clearly doesn't want the player to move however, saying: 'For me, everything is clear. The league has started and no one will leave.'
Arsenal will be hoping to win their first trophy since 2005 in the new season. Some important additions have been made to the squad in the summer, but the Londoners lost their biggest star, Robin van Persie, to Manchester United.