Sunday December 16 2012
Wenger: 'I like El Shaarawy'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in Milan star Stephan El Shaarawy. “His philosophy fits perfectly with mine.”

The Gunners have repeatedly been linked with a bid for the 20-year-old, even before he was bought outright by Milan over the summer.

Any transfer now is extremely unlikely, as he is the current Serie A top scorer and the Rossoneri’s most prolific player in all competition this season.

“El Shaarawy is a very mobile, very technical young player. His philosophy fits perfectly with mine,” Wenger told Eurosport.

The French tactician also told newspaper Metro that a January offer was not out of the question.

“You never know. I just say I love the way he plays.”

El Shaarawy is valued at a minimum of €30m, but Milan have pledged not to sell their latest discovery, who is a life-long Rossoneri supporter.

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