Is Samba trying to force a move to Arsenal?

The big Blackburn defender Christopher Samba has often been lauded as exactly the type of player that Arsenal need to shore up the shaky defence, and he has been linked with the Gunners for over a year now.

He tried to persuade Rovers to let him leave in the summer, but once Phil Jones joined Man Utd, Samba became a neccesity for Steve Kean. But now Samba is pulling out all the stops to persuade Blackburn to let him go this week.