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Monaco striker Ibrahima Toure has admitted that he would love the chance to prove his ability in the Premier league and would ideally like to join Arsenal.

The Senegal international has been making headlines in France as he looks to fire Monaco back to the top flight after a difficult period in the clubs history.

Having been relegated to Ligue 2, Monaco made the surprise decision to sign Toure from little known side Ajman Club who play their football in the United Arab Emirates Pro-League.

The 26-year-old had never played in Europe, having previously spent one season playing in China, before representing three different clubs in the Iran Pro League.

However, it was his form for Ajman Club which brought him to the attention of Monaco and he immediately repaid the faith shown in him by scoring 10 league goals after joining in the January transfer window.

He has continued his impressive form and this season has 12 goals in just 11 games, leading to speculation that he could move and its seems Toure would be interested in plying his trade in England.

"Playing in the Premier League is my dream. That is my wish," Toure told L'Equipe, as reported on Sky Sports. "Would I stay if I have offers from England next summer? It will depend on what the club officials decide. We will see.

"Monaco are a big club but my long-term wish is to play in England, for example at Arsenal."

While it may seem unlikely that Arsenal would move for a player who has never played in the top flight at any European club, the Gunners have given chances to players from the French lower leagues.

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both started their careers in the French lower leagues and eventually made their names by working their way up to represent teams in the top flight and earning moves to Arsenal.