Arsenal line up £8m Flamini replacement: Good solid performer

As Spain march into tonight’s Euro 2008 Final there have been many stars on show but one seemingly unsung hero is attracting interest from Arsene Wenger.

Villarreal and Spain midfielder Marcos Senna is the latest La Liga player to be linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.
31-year-old Senna, a holding midfielder, has also impressed in providing a platform for the Spanish flair players to build from and according to reports in the British media he has caught the eye of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Senna may not seem like the glamorous signing many Arsenal fans are hoping for, but towards the end of last season, as Arsenal’s bid for major honours fell short, a lack of experience was cited as the club’s young players ran out of steam as they games increased in volume.
And with Mathieu Flamini having already joined AC Milan on a free transfer, Senna could prove to be the ideal replacement in the Gunners’ midfield, although suggestions that Wenger is willing to pay up to £10 million for the player may be wide of the mark.
Any move to sign Senna would prove to be a change of direction for French boss Wenger who usually snaps up the continent’s young talent and only tends to offer players over thirty one-year-contracts. (

Valued in the £8m bracket Senna may be the wrong side of 30 in footballing terms but he doesn’t look to be slowing down and after six successful years at Villarreal he may be keen to try something new. The problem of course could be Arsene’s dealings with players over the age of 30. Maybe the Brazilian born battler would accept renewing on a yearly basis? Do Gunners fans think that Senna could do a good job at the Emirates or is he a little to one-dimensional?

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