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Arsenal Close In On ‘Brazilian Fabregas’ Signing as Midfielder Indicates Interest in Gunners Move

Emirates Stadium side the preferred destination for Lazio star.

A report in Italian source Gazzetta Dello Sport states that Lazio midfielder Hernanes is interested in a potential move to Arsenal who have been strongly linked with the talented Brazilian in recent weeks.

Arsenal have in some ways effectively replaced Cesc Fabregas with Mikel Arteta there may well be space for another creative midfield addition to the Gunners squad. The 26 year old former Sao Paulo man Hernanes has been a big success in Italy and is a player Lazio would be loathed to lose and it’s a tad surprising to hear this source state that the Rome based side would be ready to offload such a talented player.

The rangy midfielder has notched up a very healthy total of 21 goals from 65 appearances for the Stadio Olimpico side as well as a host of assists and he has the tough tackling edge to be able to make it in the English top tier.

Arteta hasn’t been all that prolific in the goals department, his thunderous strike again Man City earlier this month being only his sixth in 36 matches, and there are not a great many goals coming from Arsene Wenger’s other midfield options with the likes of Alex Song, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey not being feared scorers.

Given the fact that Arteta, Wilshere and Ramsey have all suffered injuries of note in recent times there could be a need to strengthen in this area.

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