A £10m Bundesliga star teased a move to Arsenal by referring to the Gunners as his ideal future club without being prompted in an interview.
Denmark striker Jonas Wind only joined Wolfsburg from Copenhagen in January but has impressed thus far in the Bundesliga.
The 23-year-old ended his first half-season in Germany with five goals in 14 Bundesliga games, including strikes against Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich.
This campaign has been a different story as Wind has succumbed to a hamstring injury which as restricted him to little more than 30 minutes on the opening day, but the forward is still looking ahead.
During an interview with Bulinews, Wind mentioned Arsenal as his “dream destination” without any prompt.
“There was nothing concrete that I had to deal with,” he said when asked if there was any interest in his services this summer.
“I’ve only been here for a bit more than a half year, and I’ve been happy with my time at the club so far, so I’m not thinking about a move away at all.
“But if we look into the future, Arsenal would be a dream destination for me, as it has always been my favourite club,” he said.
“In general, I think the Premier League is the best league in the world, and it would be exciting to play there.
“But as I said, that’s not what I’m focusing on at the moment. I’m doing well here in Wolfsburg, it’s a good club for me, and the Bundesliga is a great league to play in.
“At the moment, I’m just focusing on my performances here, and then we’ll see if I’m good enough to take the next step sometime in the future.”
Wind did tease that a Premier League move could suit him by extolling the virtues of the “higher tempo” in the Bundesliga.
“I think I settled in quickly,” he said. “I was happy that it all went so smoothly for me, especially because I had stories about other players, who needed a while to get used to their new surroundings.
“I was given a lot of trust by the coach from the start and thrown straight into the line-up and that helped me and gave me a lot of confidence.
“I feel like I’ve improved with every training session and every game.
“There’s a much higher tempo in the Bundesliga compared to the Superliga, so I’ve had to lift the intensity of my own game to match that of my teammates and opponents.
“I think I’ve improved in terms of tempo, both with and without the ball. You become a better player when you’re playing with good teammates and against good opponents and by getting pushed to the limit in training and in games.
“I feel I’ve developed well generally, but there is always a bit of room for improvement. For example, I’d like to score even more goals and get into the area even more, even though I also like to set up my teammates.
“I think I took a step forward in that regard last season, and hopefully I can keep moving in the right direction.”
Arsenal have also been given a boost in their pursuit of Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.
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