According to this source Wenger is very near to clinching the signing of a player many fans believe is the missing part of the Emirates jigsaw!
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ARSENE WENGER looks like landing long-time target Yaya Toure — brother of Gunners defender Kolo.
The Arsenal boss has had the Ivory Coast man in his sights for months and sees him as the player for the defensive midfield role.
Wenger held talks with Barcelona over a switch in the summer and agreed on an £8million fee.
But they were unable to woo Yaya, 25, as they would not match his £50,000-a-week wages.
Yet a January move appears on after the Arsenal board agreed to up the offer of personal terms. A source said: “It’s now likely that he and the Gunners can resolve the issue.” (News of the World)
Yaya is a big talent who would suit Arsenal down to the ground and help fill the midfield hole that has been ably filled by youngster Denilson for parts of this season. The Barcelona man appears to have had enough of bench warming at the Camp Nou and Arsene is known to be a big fan. The lanky defensive midfielder was also strongly linked with Serie A side Juventus, but this source seems to be convinced that the north London side is set to win the battle for the Ivorian international. Do Gunners fans feel that Kolo’s younger brother could be a great addition to an already impressive squad?