Wenger himself confirmed he would sign only “top players” in winter, and this has seen the club linked to an avalanche of star players in recent weeks.
Arsenal still stands a big chance of landing their major midfield target Victor Wanyama from Southampton. The Saints would cash in on one of their prized asset but not in this January transfer as he enters the final year of his contract if he refuses to sign an extension by the summer; as the Saints won’t want to lose him for free.
The Kenyan is being tracked by two Champions League hopefuls with the Gunners showing more interest and intent in a bid to secure the services of the tough tackling midfielder.
The Gunners failed to sign Wanyama in the January transfer window as Southampton boss has stated that none of his players is going to leave the team this transfer window. The Gunners signed Mohamed Elneny from Basel but are still looking to strengthen that position.
The Metro, Arsenal and Tottenham are among Wanyama’s main admirers and the it is stated that he could become available if these contract talks continue to stall as the Gunners are prioritising a move for the 24 year old.
Gunners need reinforcement with injuries to Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla while Mikel Arteta and Flamini look likely to exit the Emirates in the summer.