Arsenal alerted as Bayern Munich star admits to being fan of club

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2019 9:45

David Alaba

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has admitted he was an Arsenal fan when he was younger, hinting at a possible future move to England.

The 25-year-old currently has a contract with the Bundesliga side until 2021 and has been a key man for Bayern since his breakthrough into the first team.

Alaba has played 335 games in all competitions for Bayern, establishing himself as one of the best full-backs in the world in that period, but he has now suggested that the time for a new challenge is approaching.

“I can imagine trying something else but I really feel very comfortable at Bayern,” he told Bild.

“Every year there a new challenges and new objectives and the pressure will always be there. I’m happy in Munich but of course I can imagine seeing something else [in the future].”

When asked which leagues would interest the full-back, he replied: “Spain, England. In Spain it would be the two big clubs, I guess? Real or Barcelona. Also the big clubs [in England].”

Alaba also revealed that he was an Arsenal fan growing up and that he remains a supporter even today.

He added: “Yes I was [and Arsenal fan as a child]. When you’ve been Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way.”

It is not the first time Alaba has teased at a move to the Premier League, with reports last year suggesting Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United were all keeping tabs on him after comments he made about his future.

 

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