Arsenal are planning bids for two midfielders, if the rumours are true. Victor Wanyama from Celtic has been watched by scouts from the Gunners, and was linked with a possible transfer in the summer. Celtic are keen to hold on to the talented and powerful young player, especially as they are through to the next round of the champions league against Juventus. The Scottish champions value Wanyama at well over £10 million.
Neil Lennon may have to prepare for a bid from Arsenal, though, after rumours began circulating that Arsenal were ready to make a move. Wanyama has previously spoken about a move to the Premier league and the Gunners need just that sort of player to add strength to the skill at the Emirates. It is just a rumour, and we are constantly linked with players.
The Mirror reports that James McCarthy from Wigan Athletic is the midfielder that Arsenal are ready to bid for. The 22-year old Ireland international is also wanted by Liverpool and Everton, apparently, but Wenger hopes to get him for £8 million. The Scottish born player recently signed a long term contract at Wigan, however, so Wigan would be under no pressure to sell.