Nabil Fekir
Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir says he wants a move to a big clubGetty Images

Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir is flattered by Arsenal's reported interest in his services and hopes to realise his ambition of playing for a "big club" later in his career.

After featuring sporadically last season, the 21 year old has played a central role for the Ligue 1 side this season, scoring six goals and making three assists in 14 league appearances.

Such performances have seen him linked with a move to Arsenal, among other clubs, with a fee upwards of £8m understood to be enough to see the player join the north London team.

And when questioned about being linked with a switch to the Premier League, Fekir told Telefoot: "Arsenal? It's a pleasure to know that clubs are interested. But for now I'm well at OL.

"I'm an ambitious person. I hope I'll get to play in a big club one day. It's a dream. I hope I'll be able to realise it someday."

Though Fekir is a France Under-21 international, his Algerian heritage means he could yet represent the African nation at senior level but the player is yet to come to a decision over his allegiance.

"I don't want to think about that right now," he said. "I'm concentrating on Lyon and I'll take a decision after that."

Fekir can play either in central midfield or in an advanced position either of the left-hand side or in the middle, making him a viable option for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners are suffering an injury crisis in midfield, with Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta all nursing problems, while there are also fears over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he limped off against Newcastle United.

Wenger has already confirmed Arsenal will sign at least one player in the January transfer window but that is likely to be a defender, with the club having just six senior players to choose from in that position.