Emirates Stadium side open to move for Parc des Princes midfielder.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a January move for experienced PSG midfielder Thiago Motta amid reports that the Italian international is set to quit the Parc des Princes side.
Wenger is looking for sensible additions this month, with big money moves unlikely, and is keen to strengthen his midfield options in light of injury concerns in this area and believes a move for the 32 year old could be a good stop-gap solution.
Motta has put in a transfer request and there’ll be no shortage of interest in the former Barcelona and Inter man and a move to the Premier League may interest the PSG star.
Wenger has precious few strong midfield options, having to primarily rely upon Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini to fill holding or defensive midfield roles, and this has been no more evident than when in recent weeks the Arsenal manager was forced to recall Frances Coquelin from his loan stint at Charlton Athletic and then throw in the French utility player straight into his first team set-up.
Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and the aforementioned Arteta have been suffering with injuries leaving Arsenal desperately short on options and the North London side will look to make an official approach for Motta and will look to offer the double Champions League winner a short-term contract.
Prior to his 2012 move to the French capital Motta spent eight years at the Nou Camp before short spells at Atletico Madrid and Genoa led to a move to Inter Milan in 2009.