Reported Arsenal target Armin Gigovic has dropped a hint over his future, in conversation with Voetbal Nieuws – and it doesn’t make good reading for Gunners fans.
Swedish journalist Daniel Kristoffersson told Denmark’s BT in June that Arsenal were keen on the Helsingborgs gem, as well as Manchester City and some other clubs outside England.
Gigovic is widely considered one of Sweden’s best young players and has already clocked up 20 appearances in the Allsvenskan despite only turning 18 just three months ago.
However, Gigovic – a Sweden youth international – has claimed that he’ll most likely stay put where he is for the time being.
“My focus is currently here in Sweden,” Gigovic told Voetbal Nieuws. “I let my agent deal with the interest of other clubs. Chances are I will just stay with Helsingsborg.”
While big-money signings are most likely not on the plan of action for Arsenal this summer, little-known gems who could be polished into top players may very well be, and Gigovic certainly looks like a promising player.
The 18-year-old was linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers several months ago and, speaking to Fotboll Direkt, he described the speculation as “fun to hear” before outlining his hopes for the future in terms of where he wants to play on the pitch.
“This means you know they have their eyes on (you),” Gigovic said. “So it’s important to keep working hard.
“I want to be more of an attacking player who wants to have a ball and helps both start and finish moves. In terms of defence, I have worked hard, I am a strong runner.”
However, despite apparent interest from some big clubs, it looks as though Gigovic will probably stay put for the time being.