Arsenal have received massive encouragement in their ongoing pursuit of Moussa Sissoko after the Newcastle United midfielder admitted that the Gunners have always been the club of his heart.

The 25-year-old has been in fine form for the Tyneside club this season and this has attracted interest from top clubs in England and across Europe. The Gunners have long been interested in his services, while Liverpool have also been advised to sign the French international as a replacement for Steven Gerrard.

Sissoko has expressed his desire to continue with a big club in England and has set his sights on winning the Euro 2016 with France. The midfielder revealed that he will consider Arsenal's bid, if Arsene Wenger makes an approach in signing him.

"I remain focused on Newcastle. If something should happen, it will happen," Sissoko told Telefoot, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"England remains my priority. If (Arsenal boss) Arsene Wenger calls me? We will have a discussion man to man. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart."

"I would love to win the Euros (in 2016) with France and the Champions League too. I want to continue to go further and higher," the Newcastle star added.

Any move from Arsenal or Liverpool in signing Sissoko will see them fight with five or six teams. The Frenchman's agent confirmed that clubs from Premier League, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga are in the frame to secure the Newcastle midfielder's signature.

"Moussa has four more years of contract with the Newcastle, but we have open ears. But he must stay focused mainly on what to do in the field," Sanogo told Tutto Mercato Web.

"The rest will come automatically. There are many clubs interested in him, about five or six, which I have already requested information. They are now French, English and German. Even though lacking concrete offers."

With Sissoko setting his heart on joining Arsenal, Wenger should act quickly and make an approach in order to strengthen the Gunners' midfield.