Information that we have received just before we came across these quotes backed this up however Real Madrid are willing to allow him to go with Galatasaray leading the way for his signature something we reported earlier this week.
Di Maria said
I understand that the club has strengthened and they are precise in what they do.
But I signed up to 2018 just a year ago and my desire is to stay in the Bernabeu.
It’s not clear if Di Maria is an actual target of Arsenal’s or if this is simply another story made up by the press as they eagerly link Arsenal with every player on the planet.
Unlike a few others that we have been linked to recently, the upside of Di Maria is that his club would be willing to sell him but if a player doesn’t want to leave it’s hard to do much more than tell him he won’t be playing and hold the door open for him and hope he walks out.