Hulk was one of the first big-name stars of European football to head for the riches of the Chinese Super League.
The 30-year-old left Russian side Zenit Saint-Petersburg last summer, joining Shanghai SIPG for around £50million.
In the Far East he now earns a reported £330,000 a week but that has not quelled his Arsenal dreams.
When asked about moving to the Premier League, Hulk told Portuguese broadcaster Sport TV: “It’s always been a dream.
“It’s a very competitive championship and the stadiums are full in every game, no matter what the team.
“I always follow the league and I have always supported Arsenal because of their way of playing.
“But unfortunately they have not won trophies in recent years.”
However, despite Hulk’s admiration for the Gunners he is unlikely to leave Shanghai any time soon.
The former Porto man penned a four-year deal with Shanghai SIPG, keeping him at the club until June 2020.
Since making the move to the Chinese Super League, he has been joined by fellow Brazil star Oscar.
And Chelsea striker Diego Costa is the latest high-profile star to be linked with a move to the Far East.
Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui said this month: “The only thing I can reveal right now is that we have agreed terms with two or three stars.
“The players have no problem with the deals and their clubs are also willing to let them leave.
“The only issue that remains unresolved is reaching agreements with their respective clubs over the transfer fees.”