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Arsenal plan £16m summer RAID: Top quality signing

According to this source Arsene will have to hold out until the season ends before capturing this combative midfielder.

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Arsenal will have to wait until next summer before they can land Sporting Lisbon’s £16million-rated midfield star Miguel Veloso.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had been eyeing a January move for the 22-year-old, who he has been keeping a close eye on since the summer, but he has now been told to wait.

Manchester United are ready to go head to head with the Gunners but Sporting say that there is little chance of him leaving midway through the season and that both teams will have to wait.

Wenger is keen to bolster his squad in January but is finding that teams are increasingly reluctant to part with their top players halfway through the season. (Eatsleepsport.co.uk)

Since the loss of Flamini and, to a lesser extent, former captain Gilberto, many have considered the Gunners to be a little light on experience in the defensive midfield role. Denilson has performed manfully this season but is in many ways as suited to going forward as defending his ground. Veloso won’t come cheap but he is well worth the valuation quoted and you could see why Arsene was toying with the idea of snapping up Brazilian Miniero as a stop-gap. Do Arsenal fans think that Veloso is needed?

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