Lewis Holtby reveals Arsenal desire

Lewis Holtby
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Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby admits that he would find it hard to turn down the opportunity to play for Arsenal.

Lewis Holtby has admitted that he would be open to a switch to Arsenal in the near future.

The Schalke midfielder has long been linked with a switch to the Premier League because of his dual nationality between Germany and England.

When asked about the prospect of one day turning out for the Gunners, the 21-year-old refused to rule out the possibility.

"I have always said that my aim is to come to the Premier League one day because I love the league," Holtby told talkSPORT. "My father is English and of course my favourite teams are Everton and Arsenal.

"It would be a massive move because Arsenal players were always my favourite. They play nice one-touch football, they're offensive, have young players, a great stadium and a great city so it is a nice club.

"My thoughts now are first with Schalke but you never know."

Holtby has made two appearances for the German national team.


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