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Fau's faux-pas

Filed: Sunday, 1st July 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel

New signing Julien Faubert has expressed his delight at joining West Ham United.

Talking to whufc.com on the day his 6m switch from Bordeaux was confirmed the 23-year-old winger said:

"For me it has always been a dream to play in the Premier League and now that dream is coming true. West Ham United is a great club and I cannot wait to enjoy this experience.

"Things happened very quickly in the past few days. As soon as I was told that West Ham wanted to sign me, I was very happy and saw it as a wonderful opportunity.

"This is a big step for me and I am looking forward to my future here in England. It is a very exciting opportunity and I hope I can be part of great success at West Ham United."

Faubert's admission that he is delighted to be playing in the Premier League is nothing new - after all, as far back as last year he was quoted as saying it 'is more than a dream, it is a priority' to play in England's top flight.

Had the French international had his way he would have been playing for one of the Premier League's London clubs - although his preferred destination would have been a few miles North of Upton Park.

Talking to SkySports last August, he revealed:

"Arsenal are my favourite club, I hope that one day, I could join them.

"Gael Clichy, who has started his career with me at Cannes plays there - and it would be so great to play again with him."

Faubert can now look forward to Saturday, 29th September when Clichy and his Arsenal colleagues visit The Boleyn Ground for what will be United's first London derby of the season.

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