Ahmedov claims Arsenal interest

July 3, 2011

The 23-year-old spent the 2010/11 campaign on loan at Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala from Pahktakor Tashkent. Having caught the eye in Eastern Europe, he believes he is now ready to test himself in one of the continent's top divisions. A switch to the Premier League would certainly appeal, with Uzbek football often overlooked. Ahmedov could help to break down those barriers, with the opportunity to turn out for Arsenal set to catapult him into the spotlight. He admits he would relish the chance to represent the Gunners and hopes something will come of the reported interest. He said: "Arsenal are interested in me and if I move to them, it will be a success for the whole of Uzbek football."