Toulouse's M'Bengue flattered by Arsenal interest

tribalfootball.com Updated August 21, 2012, 6:05 pm

Toulouse left-back Cheikh M'Bengue admits he has been humbled by reported Arsenal interest.

The 24-year old French-born Senegal international has emerged as a potential summer signing for the Gunners and says he does feel flattered to be linked with Arsene Wenger's men.

"Arsenal's interest? To be honest I didn't expect it. When such a big club is thinking about you, it is great pleasure, but you are above all surprised," he told L'Equipe.

"It is really flattering. Moreover, the Premier League is the league where I would like to play."

M'Bengue added that even though the interest is only quite new, he is bracing himself for a potential shift to North London.

"I didn't forecast I would be leaving, I have 2 years remaining on my contract, but it would be difficult to accept to be forced to stay," he added.

"Indeed, I am a key part of the Toulouse squad. I have no agreement to leave or any clause on my contract.

"But you cannot refuse Arsenal, if everyone can benefit from it. I hope if there is an exciting proposition, the chairman won't block me.

"You also have to consider player's interest. Arsenal would be great."

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