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Philippe Senderos keen to leave Arsenal

By David Ornstein

Philippe Senderos
Senderos has only played two games in the League Cup this season

Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has told BBC Sport that he wants a permanent move away from the Emirates.

The 24-year-old centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal, and has only made only two appearances in the League Cup this season.

"I want to go, I want and need to be playing ahead of the World Cup," said the Switzerland international, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan.

"I don't want to play in the reserves, I just want to go," he added.

Senderos revealed he has already had contact with clubs in England and abroad but said he has no preference where he moves.

He expects to hear more about his future in the next couple of weeks.

Already behind William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen in the pecking order, Senderos' Arsenal ambitions have taken a further blow with the possible return of veteran Sol Campbell.

The former England defender will play for Arsenal's reserve team at West Ham on Tuesday "with a view to a permanent move back to Arsenal Football Club", the north London club have confirmed.

Senderos, who was linked with Everton and Atletico Madrid in the summer, was meant to play in the FA Cup game against West Ham earlier this month but was ruled out with an inflamed foot.


But Senderos was keen to emphasise that he is now 100% fit.

"There is no pain any more," he added.

Senderos joined Arsenal from Servette for a reported £2.5m in 2003 and has subsequently made 117 appearances for the Gunners.

He helped the Gunners win the 2005 FA Cup but injury forced him to sit out the 2006 Champions League final.

He was also a member of Switzerland's 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008 squads.

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see also
Campbell completes Arsenal move
15 Jan 10 |  Arsenal
Milan complete Senderos loan move
27 Aug 08 |  Arsenal
Senderos facing three months out
17 Jul 06 |  Arsenal
Senderos set to commit to Arsenal
19 Jun 05 |  Arsenal
Senderos to be offered new deal
27 May 05 |  Arsenal
Mourinho unhappy with Senderos challenge
18 Dec 05 |  Match of the Day
Senderos pleased to restore Swiss pride
16 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Senderos faces six-week lay-off
25 Jun 06 |  Switzerland
Arsenal sign Swiss defender
20 Dec 02 |  Arsenal

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