I want to play for Arsenal not Juventus – World Class midfielder tells Wenger

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Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina has revealed he is ‘flattered’ to be linked with the Gunner…

Mario Lemina admits he is ‘flattered’ to be linked with a move to Arsenal.

The Juventus star is one of several midfielders on Arsene Wenger’s radar this summer, along with the likes of Corentin Tolisso, Pablo Fornals and Jean Michael Seri.

A £20 million fee has been suggested for Lemina, who has struggled to cement a regular starting spot with the Serie A champions following his move from Marseille in 2016.

Last season he made 31 appearances in all competitions, the last of which was as a substitute during Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

here is widespread speculation that his 12-minute showing in Cardiff will be his last for Juventus, with several clubs across Europe thought to be vying for his signature, including some back in France.

But it’s a potential move to the Emirates that seems to have caught Lemina’s eye.

“My objective is to move up the ladder,” the Gabon international told RAC1. “If I have to leave Juve I’d like an experience with a club abroad.

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