Arsenal Prepare Intriguing £9.5m-Plus-Player Bid To Sign Brazil International This January

Gunners to offload bit-part forward for midfielder.

Arsenal are set to offload under-performing striker Yaya Sanogo on loan this January in a bid to sign Brazilian midfielder Romulo from Spartak Moscow, according to the Daily Express.

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The Gunners are known to be keen on strengthening in the middle of the park, and have identified Romulo, 24, as the ideal candidate to come in on a potential bargain deal.

The tough-tackling anchorman could move for just £9.5m if Arsenal offer Sanogo to Spartak on loan for the rest of the season, in a move which would surely benefit both clubs.

Sanogo looks in need of a spell out on loan after struggling to impress in Arsene Wenger’s first-team since his arrival at the club last season, and he will find opportunities harder to come by now since the signing of Danny Welbeck in a deadline day deal from Manchester United.

If the departure of the young Frenchman can help Arsenal solve their defensive midfield crisis, then this would certainly be seen as a smart move in the transfer market by Wenger, whose side have been linked with a host of other big names in that position in recent months, with the likes of Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere not performing at their best so far this season.

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