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Philippe Senderos open to Celtic switch

January 19, 2010

Philippe Senderos has welcomed the prospect of a loan move to Celtic in a bid to resurrect his World Cup dream.

Philippe Senderos, Arsene Wenger
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The Arsenal defender, 24, has been linked with a switch to the Glasgow giants and believes such a move could boost his hopes of representing Switzerland in South Africa this summer.

He said: "I am very honoured that a big club like Celtic are interested in me and a loan deal right now would suit me perfectly.

"My main priority is to get back playing regular football. I really miss that. The World Cup this summer is a really big thing for me. I know that if I'm not playing regularly my chances of playing in South Africa will be badly affected.

"It would be my second World Cup and I want to get the best possible build-up to it. Unfortunately, I haven't played a lot of football recently and that's why I feel I have to leave Arsenal.

"Hopefully something will be in place over the next few days but I'll wait and see.''