Related

Article

Squillaci ponders Arsenal exit

3 January 2013 11:21

Arsenal defender Sebastien Squillaci believes his long-term future lies away from the club.

After moving to the Emirates in 2010, the 32-year-old centre-back has made just 40 first-team appearances for the club spread over the course of two-and-a-half seasons, with only a solitary Champions League outing to show for his efforts so far this campaign.

The France international believes the main reason for the lack of first-team opportunities coming his way is due solely to the tough competition for places, insisting that he still shares a positive relationship with manager Arsene Wenger, despite his desire for a move away to a new club.

"With (Laurent) Koscielny, (Per) Mertesacker, (Thomas) Vermaelen and (Johan) Djourou, the competition is fierce," Squillaci told www.varmatin.com.

"I played in the Champions League with Olympiacos. I have played five times for the reserves and I always train seriously.

"My relationship with Arsene Wenger is good. I remain as professional as possible.

"I will be out of contract at the end of the season. As things stand, I will leave, perhaps during the January transfer window or else in June."

However, after winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles during a two-year stay at Lyon, Squillaci's stock is still thought to be reasonably high back in his native France and he's already earmarked a few clubs that would interest him when he finally decided to move.

"Of course, playing in my home region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur is something that interests me," he said.

"Marseille, Nice, Monaco, Bastia and Ajaccio are clubs who speak to me. I am 32, and I still have two or three good seasons left.

"I will make my choice depending on the opportunities that arrive."

Sponsored links

Wednesday 18 October

Tuesday 17 October

23:48
23:46
23:41
23:33
23:31
23:20
23:03
23:03
22:52
22:48
22:48
22:46
22:41
22:38
22:36
22:19
20:26
19:41
19:35
19:22
19:03
18:32
18:30
17:53
17:30
17:22
17:15
16:45
16:43
16:38
16:38
16:29
16:08
15:47
15:39
15:12
14:31
14:17
13:38
12:54
12:50
12:03
11:34
11:06
10:45
09:57
09:14
06:58
04:18
03:10
02:36
00:20
00:04

Monday 16 October

22:55
22:41
21:13
19:24
19:12
18:49
18:44
18:17
17:28
17:11
16:46
16:22
15:18
15:16
14:43
14:20
13:05
12:13
11:01
10:21
09:44
05:50
04:52
04:47
04:24
02:06
01:26
00:58
00:52
00:39
00:06

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
4 8 +0 15
5 8 +5 13
6 8 +2 13
7 8 +2 13
8 8 +1 13

Facebook