Arsenal Close to Round Up Summer Deal For Arteta’s Replacement

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Arsenal are prepared to do whatever it takes to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama this summer, according to reports.

The Gunners are preparing for a midfield overhaul this summer with Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Thomas Rosicky set to be shown the exit door this summer.

The Mirror via the Daily Star claims the three midfielder’s contracts will be allowed to run down this summer and the club wants to bring in Wanyama as a replacement.

With the recent acquisition of Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel in January, Mathieu Flamini is reportedly not in Arsene Wenger’s plans for the future, hence the French man is set to leave the Emirates.

The exit of Arteta will give way for the arrival of Wanyama, Arsene Wenger has followed the midfielder since last summer and admitted in December that he rates the midfielder highly.

Wanyama was reportedly Wenger’s top target in the winter transfer window but the saints weren’t interested in losing their top midfielder mid way into the season.

However with the midfielder yet to sign a new contract at the St Mary’s, he could be allowed to leave next summer and Arsenal are prepared to usher him to the Emirates.

Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a move to sign the midfielder last summer but since the emergence of Eric Dier in a midfield role, the White Hart Lane side will unlikely move for Wanyama next summer.

Wanyama has impressed since joining Southampton from Celtic in 2013 and the midfielder is keen to move to a Premier League team playing Champions league football.


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