Arsenal have been dealt a big blow in the Pursuit of Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to reports.
The Gunners are reportedly in search of a defensive midfielder as a result of long term injuries to Francis Coquelin.
The Gunners have been linked with a host of midfielders with Wanyama Arsene Wenger’s priority target, as per the Mirror.
But the Gunners are set to turn their attention to other targets as Southampton Boss Ronald Koeman has ruled out the sale of the kenyan midfielder in January. Koeman said:
“They can prepare whatever they like to prepare. Don’t spend time trying to buy a player from Southampton because it’s impossible.
“They talk about players from Southampton because we have some good players and there is always interest in players. And the ambition of players is about playing Champions League.
“We know what we like to do and how we like to do our business. That means in January nobody will leave Southampton.”
Wanyama has been in superb form for Southampton this season and has featured in 16 games for the Saints this season.
A player in the Calibre of Wanyama will be a quality addition to the Gunner’s side and will help the North London team in the race for the premier league title.