It has been said for many years that Arsenal need to buy a “beast” of a DM, and even though Francis Coquelin has since emerged from the wilderness, the Gunners still need an effective backup now that Arteta and Flamini are getting on in years.
Most Arsenal rumours have been pointing to Arsene Wenger wanting to bring in Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin but it seems that Arsenal are more interested in his Saints team-mate Victor Wanyama, according to quotes from the Kenyan himself.
The £20million-rated midfielder said: “Wenger has been talking about me. And he has let it be known he would like to sign me this summer.
“Arsenal are a great club and I’d love to play Champions League football as I loved being on that stage with Celtic.
“But we’ve had a fantastic season at Saints and I want to stay focused on helping the club qualify for Europe.
“Then we’ll see where I end up in the summer.”
There were many previous rumours that Arsenal wanted Wanyama before he moved from Celtic to the South Coast, but he has now proven that he is well suited to the Premiership game and has helped Southampton to some dizzy heights in the last couple of campaigns.
He is a very similar player to Coquelin, so should Arsenal bring Wanyana in as a backup, or real competition?