Date: 12th May 2008 at 4:20pm
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Arsenal have been strongly linked with Lyon player Ben Arfa in recent weeks, and the player himself has now revealed there has been talks.

As Arsene Wenger claims that new players are imminent, the 21 year old says we have already been intouch.

‘It is true that we have spoken about Arsenal, but we will see how it is going to happen,’ he told L’Equipe.

‘If I stay at Lyon, it is to play. Wherever I go, it will be to play. The season is not over yet, two games are remaining. Today I am at Lyon. We will see what tomorrow is made of.’

I won’t pretend to be a connoisseur of European football and have seen very little of Arfa, but I’m told he is exactly the kind of player we are looking for.