It appears that Wenger is the front runner of three Premier League sides as Arsenal appear to be in talks with this former Juventus man and it looks like the north London outfit are ahead of the likes of West Ham United and Portsmouth for his signature.
Ghana international Stephen Appiah has hinted of talks with Arsenal.
The released Fenerbahce midfielder wants to continue his career in England and has been linked with the Gunners and West Ham.
When asked about Arsene Wenger’s interest in his services, the Ghanaian told The Telegraph: “There are talks, there are talks – I can’t say anything yet.” (tribalfootball.com)
According to reports in the British press, West Ham United, Portsmouth and Arsenal are all in negotiations to pick up the in-demand Ghanaian midfielder on a free transfer.
The former Juventus player, who had a string of injury problems last season, negotiated his release from Turkish side Fenerbache last month in order to attain his free agent status.
As a result, he can sign for a club outside any transfer windows due to being unattached. The all-action midfielder played for his country in their 1-0 defeat against Libya on Friday with representatives from all three clubs running the rule over his fitness.
Arsenal are also short on experienced midfielders and are yet to fully compensate for the loss of a number of key players this past summer. Appiah’s availability on a free is also said to have pleased Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who is famous for his policy of only signing players if it means a continuation of the successful balancing of the club’s financial books. (goal.com)
As mentioned in previous posts about this battling midfielder, the fact that the 27 year old is available for nothing must make him a much sought after individual. On top of the fact he is out of contract he is also a top notch player who has experience of the very highest order and could be just the kind of player Wenger looks to whilst his younger midfielders like Denilson get a tad more experience. Surely even the hefty 70k wages shouldn’t get in the way of such a move, what do Gunners fans think?