Wenger CONFIRMS Arsenal transfer interest in young defender

It is not like Arsene Wenger to give away any of his Arsenal transfer plans at the best of times, and with the opening of the January transfer window now less than a month away, the Frenchman is usually even more tight-lipped than usual.

So the fact that he confirmed his interest in the young English defender Tyrone Mings, as reported by The Mirror, is fairly out of character for the Prof. The 21-year old is currently playing in the Championship for Ipswich Town and his usual role is as a left back, but at 6ft 3in and with his power and pace, it is thought that he could easily make the switch to central defence, which is coincidentally the weakest part of the Arsenal squad right now.

Wenger said, “We are not on any special case. There are a few young players we follow yes. He is one of the players we follow but we are not on anything there.”

So why has Wenger admitted his interest then? Perhaps he wants the young player to know that the Gunners are looking at him, perhaps to prepare him and his club for a transfer bid. Or the wily old boss could be trying to throw the media and the scouting departments of other clubs off the scent.

I don’;t think that Wenger does much by accident, so it will be interesting to see what happens, or doesn’t, with Mings. Do you think he would make a good addition to the Arsenal squad?

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  1. This does sound up wengers street – young, tall, versatile and cheaper than some other options. However if he’s mentioned his interest I suggest its a smokescreen or just wenger trying to show his scouts and he are active, (appeasing fans along with we’ll win the pl within two years, really?!).

  2. Per out, (starting spot) mings/schar in 🙂 with per benched we’d have the option of chambers, schar or hayden to partner kos. Still dreaming of varane or hummels though! Dm-kondgobia, bender, schneiderlin, wanyama, mascherano, gustavo, diame, sisoko, jedinak, etc etc.

  3. Really hope podolski gets a start tomorrow, stoke are a tricky tesm to beat, especially away, so i recon podolski clinical finishing could make the difference

  4. Looking for more alexis sanchez “magic” against stoke! I really love this guy he is such a damn hard worker on the field, he just never gives up! Coyg!

  5. He probably confirmed our interest because the move is almost 100% going to happen. I don’t know anything about him so don’t know if it’s a good move or not.

    1. a natural kosceilney back up wenger doesn’t need a starter their or somone who expects to be in front of kosc. We could do with a serious challenge for per eg nkoulou (higest rated cb in Europe this season squawka. He is also not cup tired and a long term wenger target.

  6. I don’t get it, he said “We are not on any special case.” and in reference to Mings “but we are not on anything there.”

    I don’t take anything solid from that, complete generalisation.

    Get Virgil Van Dijk from Celtic, he is ready to play PL, Wenger messed up big time not taking Wanymana from Celtic, for buttons compared to his worth as a DM.
    Celtic appear to have a great scouting dept when it comes to defenders.

    1. Not really any half decent player would look outstanding in a Celtic team that is by far the best in Scotland

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