Wenger to dip into transfer war chest to ease midfield crisis.
Arsenal are ready to spend big to solve their midfield crisis this January with a £26m move for Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
The Gunners have just lost Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey to injury after also failing to bring in the likes of Sami Khedira, William Carvalho and Luiz Gustavo during the summer transfer window, with a new addition in that area still a top priority for Arsene Wenger.
The French tactician will now dip into his considerable £170m transfer budget in an attempt to bring Matuidi to the Emirates Stadium, with the experienced Ligue 1 star having shone for his club and country in recent times.
Arsenal have been linked with the France international in the past, while Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have also shown an interest in bringing him to the Premier League.
Although the 27-year-old only recently signed a new contract at the Parc des Princes, it is thought that a bid of around £26m could be enough to prize him away from the French giants, who have plenty of other options in midfield in their expensively-assembled squad.
PSG also need to offload players in a bid to adhere to Uefa’s Financial Fair Play laws, with the club keen to be able to bring in more new signings of their own in the near future.