Chelsea transfer target Josh Maja admits he dreams of playing for Arsenal

Josh Maja admits he dreams of joining Arsenal (
Josh Maja admits he dreams of joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Bordeaux striker Josh Maja has put Arsenal on high alert by admitting it’s his dream to one day play for the Gunners.

The London-born forward has attracted attention from Chelsea this season with reports in France claiming the Blues have scouted the 21-year-old.

The Nigeria international started his career at Sunderland but move to Ligue 1 in 2018 and he’s established himself as a first team player this term, scoring six goals in 15 appearances for Bordeaux.

Both Chelsea and Everton are said to be interested in the striker but Maja is clear that the only Premier League club he dreams of is Arsenal.

Maja started his professional career at Sunderland (Picture: Getty)
Maja started his professional career at Sunderland (Picture: Getty)

‘Obviously, growing up in London, one of my dreams is to play in the Premier League,’ Maja told BeIN Sports.

‘Hopefully in the future, that opportunity will come.

‘My team is Arsenal, so hopefully one day I’ll get the opportunity to play for them. If not, then I’ll keep supporting them anyway.’

Mikel Arteta admitted earlier this week that a fourth successive season outside of the Champions League would do ‘really big’ damage to Arsenal and the club’s finances.

The Gunners are struggling to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, which could mean they’re in the market for a striker.

Arteta therefore admits he’s desperate for the club to finish in the top five.

‘I think the damage caused by the club not being in the Champions League for the third season is really big,’ said Arteta.

‘Financially the impact is enormous because the structure of this club is built to be in the Champions League and you can sustain that for one year or two, but then after you have to start making decisions.

‘So we will have to make decisions one way or the other depending on the scenario we find ourselves, whether we are in the Champions League, Europa League or nowhere near that.

‘And we’ll have a very clear plan of what we want to do and depending where we are we have to act like this.’

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