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Benteke keen on Arsenal

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has revealed he would love to play for Arsenal one day.

Last Updated: 16/11/12 at 12:33 Post Comment

Christian Benteke: Claims he is keen to join Arsenal in the future

Christian Benteke: Claims he is keen to join Arsenal in the future

The Belgium striker has impressed during his short time in the Premier League, scoring four goals in 10 appearances for Paul Lambert's side since joining from Genk in a £7million deal in August.

Benteke insists he is happy at Villa, despite thinking they were based in London, but conceded he would love to make the move to the Emirates at some point in his career.

"I am not afraid of making enemies at Aston Villa by saying I loveArsenal. There are worse things one can say," he is quoted by the Daily Express.

"I am a Villa player for now. They are the right club at the right time for me. I have fulfilled a dream by playing in the Premier League. Now it is about staying as long as possible.

"Villa are the beginning of my career in England. I have not just joined any club - although I didn't know their full history, I knew they'd played in the Champions League and won plenty of titles and cups.

"At the time I signed I didn't know where they played. I thought they were a London club. But my friend Yassine El Ghanassy, who plays for West Brom, rang me to say he was glad I was moving to Birmingham and near to him.

"Arsenal are the club I love. I like their philosophy of selecting young players and, besides, they hadThierry Henry in their team.

"For me, he is the best player in the world and he was my boyhood idol."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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