Arsenal Football Club manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that his assistant manager likes their reported target Sander Berge. Arteta was speaking in a pre-match press conference before they clash with Molde in the Europa League on Thursday.

At the press conference, Arteta was asked a couple of questions, including about the North London Club’s interest in Berge.

Berge plays for Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United side and has been strongly linked with a £22 million move to Arsenal, in what will be a huge loss to the Blades should the move go through. VG, a Norwegian news outlet claims that Arsenal want to sign the midfielder who they failed to sign earlier in the year.

Berge only joined Sheffield in January for a club-record fee of £22 million (the same amount that has been quoted as what Arsenal want to pay for the midfield sensation).

The midfielder played for Belgian side Genk, where he made a name for himself. His performances for the club and his national team side Norway caught the eyes of several clubs, including top ones. But it was Wilder who won the race to land his signature in the end.

Having shown glimpses of what he is capable of since joining the Premier League, he has however failed to, just like his teammates, stop his team from struggling so far this season.

Sheffield currently lie at the bottom of the Premier League table having managed to pick up just a single point from their opening nine games this season. The player has been linked with an escape to Arsenal as his club stands a huge risk of suffering relegation from the topflight.

Per reports, Arteta said his assistant, Albert, knows Berge pretty well and that he likes the player. He however stated that Arsenal haven’t shown a real interest in the player and that he remains signed to Sheffield United.





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