Chelsea Offer Michael Essien to Arsenal But Wenger Declines Blues Proposal

Stamford Bridge side attempt to send midfielder to the Emirates Stadium.

So there you have it. This may or may not be an accurate representation of the speculation surrounding Michael Essien being linked with a move from Chelsea to Arsenal, but either way as yet the Ghanaian has yet to make a move away from the Stamford Bridge club.

Tellingly the 29 year old defensive midfielder was not part of the Blues squad that traveled to Monaco to take on Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

Many would have thought that Arsene Wenger would be keen on bringing in a defensive midfielder having seen Alex Song move to Barcelona but with hours to go until the transfer window slams shut the North London club has not brought in such a player thus far.

In his pomp Essien was perhaps one of the best tough tacklers midfielders in the Premier League but injuries and average form have left the former Monaco man looking to leave Chelsea in order to re-ignite a career that is in danger of stagnating at Stamford Bridge.

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