Arca desires Argentina call-up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Signed for £3.5 million from Argentinos Juniors in the summer of 2000, Arca has been a solid addition to Peter Reid's squad, despite the club's recent poor form.
His play at the Stadium of Light has not gone unnoticed with the Argentine coaching staff.
Arca said: "It is my ambition to play for the national team.
"I have spoken with the assistant national coach and he tells me a lot of Sunderland's games are shown on television in Argentina, so they can keep up with how I'm playing.
"I'm pleased with my form although this season has been harder than my first because the Premiership is tougher, with better clubs in it."
The Black Cats have lost seven matches on the trot and defeat away to Derby will pile even more pressure on Reid and his charges.
Arca said: "We might be struggling but our record shows we have the players here who are capable of achieving things."