Emirates Stadium side target Loftus Road defender.
Arsenal have emerged as surprise contenders to sign QPR reject Jose Bosingwa on loan in January – if Bacary Sagna leaves the Emirates.
Bosingwa’s future at struggling QPR is in the balance after boss Harry Redknapp refused to say whether or not the Portuguese international would play for the West Londoners again.
The Gunners are one of a number of clubs willing to take the 30-year-old on loan for the rest of the reason, provided PSG make their interest in contract rebel Bacary Sagna concrete.
Bosingwa was fined two weeks’ wages – roughly £130,000 – by Redknapp after refusing to sit on the bench for the Premier League clash with Fulham earlier this month and was dropped from the squad for last weekend’s match with Newcastle.
Redknapp has admitted the incident is still playing on his mind.
“It disturbed me when a player doesn’t want to sit on the bench when you are bang in trouble,” said the 65-year-old.
This could well be a sensible suggestion regardless of whether Bacary Sagna leaves the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger is fighting on multiple fronts and desperate to secure tangible success from what is very much a make or break season.
Jose Bosingwa is an experienced performer and his decision to not take his place on the subs bench, and the subsequent fine, may well lead to the former Chelsea man looking to leave QPR. After all if was Mark Hughes who brought in the Portuguese international and Harry Redknapp may well be looking to put his own stamp on the Loftus Road club next month.
The 30 year old would be available for Champions League action and did of course help Chelsea to win the trophy last term and would almost certainly jump at the chance of a move to the North London club, either on a loan or short-term deal.
Though Arsene Wenger has impressive youngster Carl Jenkinson to call upon to fill the right-back role the addition of a proven pro like Bosingwa would be a sensible option to consider.
Bosingwa spent four seasons at Chelsea, helping the Blues to a Premier League title, three FA Cup successes and the Champions League title last term.
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