Victor Wanyama to Arsenal: Southampton midfielder says 'it would be nice' to move to the Gunners

Midfielder was speaking on TV in his native Kenya

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Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama says it "would be nice" to move to Arsenal.

The 23-year-old was speaking on a TV programme in his native Kenya.

Wanyama, who joined the Saints from Celtic for £12.5m in July 2013, is the captain of the Kenyan national team.

"It would be nice to move to Arsenal." Wanyama said on Kenyan TV.

"But at this moment such decisions can only be made by Southampton and that is where my concentration as a player is."

The Gunners have also been linked with a move for Wanyama's club team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin and Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia.


Wanyama made 20 appearances in the Premier League last season for the Saints.

At Celtic he won the SPL Young Player of the Year award in 2013.

Meanwhile, Arsenal's Jack Wilshere was yesterday charged with misconduct in relation to last Sunday's FA Cup celebrations, when the midfielder made a series of anti-Tottenham chants.

An FA statement read: "It is alleged his conduct in making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute."

Wilshere apologised for the incident earlier this week, but will still face an FA charge.

The Arsenal midfielder took the microphone during Sunday's celebrations to mock fierce rivals Spurs as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium following an open-top bus parade to celebrate their FA Cup triumph from the previous day.