Emirates Stadium boss keen on Anderlecht battler.
Sources are once again claiming that Arsenal are ready to sign Anderlecht defensive midfielder, Lucas Biglia.
The North London outfit were being associated with a move for the South American over the summer, however the reluctant-to-spend form of Arsene Wenger proved stronger on this occasion and a transfer never materialised.
Arsene Wenger has a number of players who can function in the defensive midfield position, however only Alex Song plays in the role as a senior starting XI player.
Both Frances Coquelin and Emmanuel Frimpong play in the position but lack the experience necessary for a Champions League competition side and Abou Diaby has suffered several long-term injuries of late.
Although the 25 year-old may be older than Wenger is used to buying, the middleman may be an attractive prospect given that he won’t be expected to cost more than £8m and provides an experienced mind with international experience.
This is in many ways a very typical Arsene Wenger transfer target. A player of obvious quality who is still very much a ‘relative unknown’ who has the potential to make a name for himself but who thus far has failed to hit the big time. Lucas Biglia has been a big hit in Belgium but after five years at Anderlecht there are mutterings that the Argentine is on the look-out for a high profile move that could help further his push for a regular spot in Alejandro Sabella’s national team set-up.
Given that Biglia left Independiente for Belgium at an early age the 25 year old is yet to really taste life in a top competitive league and as such it’s hard to judge his talents accurately. Therefore a bid of around £8m is probably a fair one given that there is an element of a calculated risk about such an offer.
Anderlecht currently lead the Belgian domestic League after losing the title to Genk last term, when the Brussels based side experienced only their second finish outside the top two in eleven years.