Serge Aurier
Serge Aurier Reuters

Toulouse defender Serge Aurier has expressed his delight over being linked with a move to Arsenal and claimed it would be difficult to reject a chance to join the Gunners.

The 21-year-old has been a transfer target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as he looks to strengthen his side's right-back position. The north London club currently have the services of Bacary Sagna as the first choice right-back in the squad.

The French international's contract at the Emirates runs down at the end of the season and he is yet to sign an extension. And if Sagna fails to agree on a new deal, the defender will leave the club for free at the end of the season.

Aurier admitted that recent reports linking him with a move to England do not distract him as he remains fully focused on his job at Toulouse.

"You cannot refuse Arsenal. You can ask any player if he would play for Arsenal and I think he would respond positively without hesitation," Sky Sports quoted Aurier as saying.

"It is certain that Arsenal is a dream. It's clear that it's good, even if there is nothing concrete. It doesn't leave me indifferent that my profile is of interest to ambitious clubs. But it doesn't distract me."

The Ligue 1 right-back claimed Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco are going to be the best teams in the world in the future. However, Aurier is keen on playing in the Premier League club, with his mind set on signing for Arsenal.

"PSG and Monaco are building and, within two or three years, may be the best teams in the world. But I'm talking more in terms of the championship, I would like to see another championship," the defender said.

"It is not a question of the level of teams, it's just that there are other interesting championships."

"England is a championship where smaller clubs can beat the bigger clubs. Everyone would like to play there, this is a championship which is a little crazy, with a great atmosphere in the stadiums."

"This is the league that suits me the most, in terms of my commitment, my playing style. Later, Germany and Spain may also be pleasant," Aurier concluded.