Southampton star Victor Wanyama has claimed he would like to join Arsenal amid reports that the Gunners are interested in him, according to the Daily Mirror.
This isn’t the first time that the midfielder has spoken of his desire to join the North London outfit, but on the previous occasion, he later retracted the comments. With the summer transfer window about to get in to full flow he could be angling for a move away from the St Mary’s by reiterating his desire to move to the Emirates Stadium.
Speaking to Kenyan media, Wanyama said: “It would be nice to move to Arsenal. But at this moment such decisions can only be made by Southampton and that is where my concentration as a player is.”
The North London club are in need of a box-to-box midfielder to play alongside last season’s breakthrough star Francis Coquelin. While the Frenchman has performed admirably in the defensive role this year, he doesn’t add a lot of attacking thrust to the side. A player who is both defensively responsible and able to contribute going forward would be perfect to fit next to him.
However, Wanyama doesn’t necessarily seem to be that man considering his performances for the Saints this season.
While he helped them to concede the least amount of goals after Chelsea in the Premier League last time round, the Kenyan didn’t add much in the opposition half. He scored just three goals and managed one assist in the last campaign, and also managed only one key pass every two matches according to WhoScored.