”I Can Imagine Something News”
Reports this morning are linking Arsenal with the Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba – but it is the most tenuous link.
The Austria international still has two years left on his contract with Bayern, but he hinted that he could be open to a move away from the club.
“I can imagine trying something else but I really feel very comfortable at Bayern,” he told German newspaper Bild.
“Every year there a new challenges and new objectives and the pressure will always be there. I’m happy in Munich but of course I can imagine seeing something else.”
When asked which leagues would interest him, he replied: “Spain, England. In Spain it would be the two big clubs, I guess. Real or Barcelona. Also the big clubs [in the Premier League].”
Alaba was then asked about the rumour that he was an Arsenal fan when he was growing up.
“Yes I was,” he said. “When you’ve been Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way.”
Alaba turns 27 this summer but he remains very much part of the Bayern first-team set-up. He has played in 24 of the side’s 26 Bundesliga games so far this season – 22 as a member of the starting eleven.