Arsenal target Jordan Cousins has claimed that he is solely focused on keeping Charlton in the Championship, even though he revealed that he supports the Gunners and wishes to play in the Premier League one day.
The 20-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium recently after impressing this season in the Championship.
His latest starring role came in Charlton's recent 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, scoring the only goal of the game.
And the player has fuelled speculation regarding a summer move to North London by admitting his passion for Arsenal.
"I do support Arsenal and obviously the Premier League is my long-term dream," Cousins told the Evening Standard.
However, with Charlton sitting 21st in the Championship table, Cousins claimed that his only target is to help his team to avoid relegation.
"The short-term is about keeping Charlton in the Championship. I've got two more years on my contract and I'm focused on that" he said.
According to the Evening Standard Wenger has been sending scouts to watch Cousins lately as he wants to bolster the midfield in the summer.
Nevertheless, after signing a new contract at Charlton just last October, Cousins claims that his short-term plans are to stay in his current side.
"Charlton give you a chance to express yourself and play in the first team and that's what I want to do."