Arsenal boss confirms Cole interest

Cole is available on a free transfer as his contract at Chelsea will expire next month.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham have also been linked with the midfielder.

“I like him as a player because when he played against us he always did a lot of damage against Arsenal,” Wenger told Sky Sports News.

“He can create impact through his creative play. He can dribble, he can pass, he can score goals.”