Hammers cautious of Arsenal’s search for a midfielder.
West Ham co-owner David Gold has spoken of his determination to keep talented midfielder Mohamed Diame at the club, according to the London Evening Standard.
Arsenal were strongly linked to Diame in the January transfer window, as the Gunners were keen to bring in a new defensive midfielder to replace Alex Song, who left for Barcelona last summer.
Mikel Arteta has failed to adapt adequately to his new role as the team’s deep-lying midfielder, while Abou Diaby has failed to shake off his injury problems and establish himself as Arsenal’s answer in that position.
The Gunners are now known to be in the market for a midfielder again, and whilst they have not so far redkindled their interest in Diame, Gold told West Ham fans on Twitter that he will do everything he can to make sure the Senegalese international stays at Upton Park.
“We are doing everything possible to keep Diame,” Gold tweeted in a response to a fan’s question on Arsenal’s potential interest.
Arsenal are currently thought to be chasing Juventus’ Paul Pogba and Sevilla’s Geoffrey Kondogbia, though these signings would prove expensive, and Arsene Wenger may still consider Diame as an option that represents better value for money.