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Arsenal In Talks to Sign Intelligent £5m Midfield Ball Winner

Former Premier League man may make welcome return this summer.

The Rumour

ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger is in talks with Stuttgart midfielder

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The Gunners manager wants to add experience to his side and the former Aston Villa star fits the bill.

Hitzlsperger, 27, is out of contract next year but Stuttgart will do a deal at around £5million.

Yesterday in SunSport Cesc Fabregas called for Wenger to buy a ball-winner in midfield. Hitz fits the bill.

The Source: (The Sun)

The Analysis

Hitzlsperger became something of a cult figure at Villa Park after joining the club at 17 he battled his way through the youth and reserve ranks before establishing himself as regular first team player but it was at Stuttgart where he became more of a household name and an international mainstay.

He helped the Baden based club to their first Bundesliga crown in 15 years in 2007 and regularly weighs in with solid performances and his long range finishing has become commonplace and could well be a welcome addition at the Emirates.

Cesc Fabregas has indeed stated that he wants to see the club bring in a tough tackling midfielder and whilst Thomas isn’t the sort of player that gets his fair share of yellow cards he does know how to break down the opposing attacks intelligently and has already proven himself capable of doing well in the Premier League.

The Likelihood

Hitzlsperger to Arsenal: If Wenger can get the former Villa man for just £5m it would be a bargain and a half!

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