Ahmedov eyes Arsenal move
Odil Ahmedov is hoping Arsenal revive their interest in him this summer after revealing he is keen on joining the Gunners from Anzhi.
Last Updated: 29/05/12 12:25pm
Uzbekistan midfielder Odil Ahmedov is hoping Arsenal revive their interest in him this summer after revealing he is keen on joining the Gunners from Anzhi Makhachkala.
Ahmedov claimed last year Arsene Wenger's side were chasing his signature but a move to Emirates Stadium failed to materialise.
However the 24-year-old, who joined Russian giants Anzhi in February 2011 from native side Pahktakor Tashkent, has not given up on joining the Premier League club.
He told regnum.ru: "I'd like to try out playing football in England and the team I favour the most is Arsenal."
Ahmedov, who primarily plays as a defensive midfielder but has also been used as a centre-back, says he is pleased with his progress in Russia but could be tempted by a move to La Liga or the Premier League if a club comes in for him.
"I'm satisfied with my own performance in the Russian league but if there is an offer from Spain or England then I won't say no," he added.
Ahmedov was voted Anzhi's best player of 2011, ahead of Samuel Eto'o and Yury Zhirkov.
Arsenal could see him as an alternative to Rennes holding midfielder Yann M'Vila, with whom they have been heavily linked.