Emirates Stadium side look to bring in tough tackler.
Arsenal are in talks with PSG over the availability of midfielder Blaise Matuidi according to Goal.com.
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Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his central midfield options and sees the 26 year old French international as an ideal target to offer some much needed steel to support Mathieu Flamini in that regard.
The need to bring in a player of Matuidi’s talents has been heightened following the four match ban handed to Flamini following his red card against Southampton on Tuesday night and though the Parc des Princes tough tackler is out of contract in the summer the Gunners are ready to offer a significant fee this month in an attempt to persuade Laurent Blanc to sell the player before the transfer window slams shut.
The fact that PSG have just purchased Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle United may also play in Arsenal’s favour and a move to the Emirates Stadium may tempt Matuidi.
Wenger is also without Aaron Ramsey for up to six weeks and Jack Wilshere is suffering with an ankle issue that will keep him out of upcoming fixtures, bringing to light just how light Arsenal are on options in the centre of the park.
PSG may be open to a decent offer for Matuidi considering they face the very real possibility of losing the player on a free transfer at the end of the season.
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