This week, Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean spoke of his desire to keep hold of Christopher Samba this season, especially with Phil Jones having left for Manchester United earlier this summer. The German has been a consistent performer since arriving at Ewood Park, although it appears that Arsenal might attempt to sign him in the next fortnight.
The Gunners will certainly be encouraged by the central defender’s latest comments, which reiterated the player’s desire to play in the Champions League, something which is unlikely to happen with Blackburn in the near future.
“I don’t know what will happen, but at the minute I’m at Blackburn,” Samba said. “We’ll see what happens. If you get a player who has no ambition to play higher then he made a mistake and chose the wrong sport. He should do something else. When you’re a footballer or play any high-profile sport, you should be ambitious. It’s difficult at the moment, but I’m just waiting to see what happens and concentrating on my preparation.
“Of course I’d like to play in the Champions League. Which player doesn’t dream of that? It would be a lie if I told you: ‘Everything is good and I don’t want to play in the Champions League.’ That would be a big lie. Every player wants to do that. But I don’t know about Arsenal as I’m not dealing with it. It’s not my problem and I’m just trying to get myself fit.”