ody Gakpo spoke in glowing terms about Arsenal amid rumours linking the PSV Eindhoven forward with a move to the club.
One of Europe’s most exciting young forwards, the 22-year-old has scored 18 times in 41 appearances across all competitions this season, alerting the interest of a number of big clubs around Europe.
While the forward, who made his Netherlands debut at Euro 2020, does have a contract running until the summer of 2026, PSV are reportedly open to the idea of cashing in on their academy graduate at the end of the season.
Arsenal are on the hunt for a new forward following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with manager Mikel Arteta focusing on signing young players to fit alongside the developing team he currently has at his disposal.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich are just some of the teams to have been touted as potential landing spots, Gakpo revealed the Premier League was a destination he’d be open to, as well as how he took inspiration from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
“The Premier League is a big league,” he told The Sun.
“Virgil van Dijk plays there with Liverpool so I like to watch them.
“We are not the same kind of league but I think we try to look at the Prem and learn about it. Everybody wants to play one time in the Prem. I don’t favour one team but I like Arsenal a lot.
“I looked up to Henry when I was younger because he was a tall guy who played on the wing.”