Senderos: I may have to leave Arsenal

Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos - linked with Everton, Fulham, Aston Villa and Sunderland over the summer - has admitted his desire to play first-team football may force him leave the Emirates Stadium in January. The Swiss international spent the whole of last season on loan at Italian giants AC Milan, but has appeared just twice for the Gunners this season, both in the Carling Cup.

The summer arrival of Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax has seen the defender slip further down Arsene Wenger's pecking order.

And the 24-year-old stopper has confessed that a move may be his best option.

“I need to seek a solution as I’m not playing for Arsenal,” he said in the Sunday Mirror.

“A change of clubs in the winter is an option. I am keeping all doors open.

“This is a difficult time. It is like a test that I have to come through, but I believe in God and have to stay strong.”