Kalou: I'd be honoured to play for Arsenal

Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has revealed he would love to play for the Blues' bitter rivals Arsenal. The Ivory Coast youngster has been a near ever-present for the Stamford Bridge side so far this season, scoring eight times, and has been selected in both of, new coach, Guus Hiddink's first two games in charge against Aston Villa and Juventus.

However, the 23-year-old has responded to reports that, Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger is interested in signing him by saying he it would be an honour to line up for the Gunners, and that he will consider his future at the end of the season.

“Wenger said he thought of signing me? That’s an honour for me, an honour," he said.

“He is a very great coach and I know that every single player in the world dreams of playing for him. I have a lot of respect for him, he is one of the best coaches in the world so why not?

“I am still under contract with Chelsea but of course I have plenty of friends who play for Arsenal in Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Eboue and Emmanuel Adebayor.

“They are achieving huge things at Arsenal and watching them play is just beautiful.

 “You are never guaranteed to be in the Chelsea starting XI. Every single player fights to earn his place, including me, and the coach is the one that has the final word.

“At the present time I’m happy at Chelsea and I hope that the things that I want to happen will happen. I will think of my future once the season is over."

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