Gunners targeting a move for Spartak Moscow star Romulo.
Arsenal have reignited their interest in Brazilian holding midfielder Romulo from Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow, report the Mail, as Gunners manager Arsene Wenger looks to secure the signing of the holding midfielder that his side so desperately needs to secure to tighten up his side.
The news will cheer Gunners supporters, who have been demanding that Wenger move into the transfer market to secure a defensive midfielder after their current options Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini were both exposed during the opening exchanges of the season – and the fact that Romulo has been likened to former Gunner and top class holding midfielder Gilberto Silva will also lead to optimism.
The 24 year-old has only made 22 league appearances for Spartak since signing from Brazilian club Vasco da Gama in 2012, after a serious injury picked up against Rostov in a domestic match led to Romulo missing a season and a half through injury, but he has still shown plenty of quality when fit to feature.
The report suggests that any Arsenal deal could potentially see young striker Yaya Sanogo move to Spartak on a loan deal as a sweetener – but the former AJ Auxerre man is not entirely keen on a move to the club from the Russian capital.