Luis Gustavo has told Metro football that he will like to sign for Arsenal should he, Arsenal and Bayern Munich be able to reach an agreement before the end of the current transfer window.
The versatile midfielder has been told he can leave Bayern Munich this summer and reports abound that Arsenal have had a bid of around 18 million pounds accepted by Bayern Munich for the service of the Brazilian.
Although German team Wolfsburg and Italian giants Napoli are both interested, Gustavo has declared his preference for the London team.
‘My contract with Bayern runs until 2015, but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for the national team,’ said the defensive midfielder prior to Brazil’s friendly against Switzerland.
‘I am in a delicate situation at Bayern, and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move.
‘I have heard about the Arsenal interest. It’s a big club we’re talking about here, so of course I’d like to play for them.
‘Arsenal play a very attractive brand of football and are in the Champions League.
‘They also have a very clever manager in Arsene Wenger. Even when Bayern beat them in the last Champions League, you could see they are not pushovers.’
It is clear from the above that should the gunners make Gustavo an offer he finds acceptable, he will be plying his team in the premiership next season for the Gunners.