Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger: ‘I’m an Arsenal fan – I have an Alexis Sanchez kit’
Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed that he is an Arsenal fan.
The Germany international became a Gooner during his childhood when he watch the likes of Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry in action. But he still maintains his links with the north London outfit, going as far as to admit he has the current Arsenal kit with Alexis Sanchez’s name and number on the back.
Rudiger, aged 21, has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea in recent weeks. It now sounds like Arsenal, desperate for defensive reinforcements at the moment, would have a big advantage if they joined the race to sign him.
He told Sport Bild: “I have been following the club since the days of Bergkamp and Henry, since I was a child.
“I watched videos on YouTube of Arsenal… I have the current Alexis Sanchez shirt.”
Before fellow Gooners get too excited, the young centre-back has previously talked up a move to Manchester United.