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Arsenal to Enter Bidding War For £12m Defensive Battler

Wenger is upping his game with this long targeted midfielder.

The Rumour

ARSENE WENGER is ready to enter a bidding war with AC Milan to pit Yaya Toure alongside brother Kolo at Arsenal.
Boss Wenger is preparing a £12million bid for the Barcelona star but accepts he may have to improve on that following the midfielder’s impressive Champions League performances against Chelsea and Manchester United.

As Yaya proved in Barca’s European glory run, he could also play alongside Kolo, 28, in the centre of defence.

The Source: (The Sun)

The Analysis

Arsene Wenger’s admiration for Kolo’s younger brother Yaya is well known and the Arsenal boss has been linked with the Barcelona man for some time now and it would appear that a move for the 26 year old former Monaco man would be a tougher nut to crack now that the Catalan side hold claim to being the best club in Europe right now.

Yaya was immense in Rome and showed he is more than able to fill in at centre back when needed as he effectively dealt with Man United as Pepe looked for Toure to replace the injured Rafael Marquez, a job he performed fantastically.

Arsenal of course need a defensive midfielder and haven’t really replaced Patrick Vieira since he left some years back, although Flamini did do a good job in the role before he left for AC Milan in controversial circumstances.

The Likelihood

Yaya to Arsenal: If there is one man who can convince Toure to move from the Camp Nou to the Emiratres then it’s Mr. Wenger.

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