Emirates boss interested in young Upton Park talent.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up a move for West Ham midfielder Mark Noble. The Gunners boss has long been an admirer of the combative former England Under 21 international and believes that now would be the opportune time to make a move for the 22 year old.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan was quoted earlier in the week stating that all of the Upton Park squad, minus Scott Parker, were available for the right price and this has led to a marked increase in speculation surrounding the club’s top performers.
The north London club have been linked with a move for Noble in the past and with the Hammers in something of a period of transition and with the distinct possibility of manager Gianfranco Zola leaving in the summer the Gunners may feel that now is as good a time as ever to make their interest known.
Wenger is looking to increase his English quota ahead of the ‘homegrown’ regulations set to come into operation in the Premier League next term. The Emirates side are ready to make a move for the £8m rated intelligent midfielder and if such a bid is made it is hard to imagine that Noble would not be attracted to Arsenal even though first team football wouldn’t be assured.