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.
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.