Arsenal line up £12m bid for next VIEIRA: Could be final piece of the puzzle!

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Arsene Wenger has guaranteed that he intends to bring at least one more name in before the new season, could this be that man?

Arsene Wenger has identified a new midfielder for Arsenal Football Club next season.

Ever since Patrick Vieira left the Gunners for Juventus Wenger has been trying to find someone capable of filling the void left by the inspirational Frenchman’s departure.

And reports in Spain claim the Emirates Stadium chief has decided the man capable of taking in such a role is Yaya Toure, the brother of current Arsenal defender Kolo.

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international only arrived at Barcelona last summer in an £8million transfer, and Wenger is prepared to pay around £12million to take him to England. (

When asked whether Gunners fans can expect to see a more mature player arriving at Emirates Stadium, Wenger replied: “What do you call old? Yes 25 [and over] is very old at Arsenal! We can get one player with experience, yes.” (Setanta Sports)

So could Arsene have been referring to Yaya? Kolo Toure’s brother has been on the Gunners radar for a while now and given all the activity at the Camp Nou it could be that the new Barcelona boss Josep Guardiola’s plans don’t include the Ivorian who has hinted in the past a eagerness to join his brother at the Emirates, could this be the right time for such a move, he would much appreciated at Arsenal as they lack a player of experience in the position Yaya would ably fill. Do Arsenal fans think this long running target could be a player Wenger brings in this summer?

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