Bordeaux’s out of contract striker Marouane Chamakh has hinted he will be playing for Arsenal next season.
The Gunners were linked with the France-born Morocco international last summer only for Bordeaux to refuse to sell.
“Do I already have Arsenal on my mind? A little, but our end of the season is so important that I can’t plan for life after Bordeaux,” the striker told L’Equipe.
“I took a risk by not prolonging my contract because I could get injured at any moment. It’s the first time I’ll be a free agent.
“If I extended including a transfer clause, everyone could take advantage of it. But the situation is much more complex. I take my choice.”