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'My team is Arsenal': 7-goal Ligue 1 forward says he dreams of playing for the Gunners

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Ligue 1 side Bordeaux’s young forward Josh Maja has spoken about his dream club in an interview with beIN Sports.

Maja only left Sunderland about 18 months ago and has been thriving in the Ligue 1. The 21-year-old has scored seven times this season while providing three assists in all competitions.

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The young forward is destined for a big future with a return to England a very real possibility. Maja has revealed that he would be open to a return to the UK with Arsenal his preferred destination.

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He said: “Obviously, growing up in London, one of my dreams is to play in the Premier League. Hopefully in the future, that opportunity will come. My team is Arsenal, so hopefully one day I’ll get the opportunity to play for them. If not, then I’ll keep supporting them anyway.”

Arsenal’s striking department isn’t in any need of reinforcements at the moment. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah are all well established at the Emirates already.

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Folarin Balogun and Tyreece John-Jules have been making huge strides too which eliminates the immediate need for a new striker.

However, if Maja develops into a top player in the Ligue 1 soon, he could well catch our attention. In the next three-four years, Arsenal will have to replace both Aubameyang and Lacazette and if Maja is a suitable candidate then, his dream could well come true.

Le Parisien reported earlier this week that Everton and Chelsea are among other English clubs looking at the young Nigerian. This just shows that he is doing something right in France since his move from Sunderland.

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