Arsenal transfer news: Gunners scout Celtic star, he could replace Francis Coquelin

Arsenal transfer news sees midfielder linked.

Arsenal could make a January move for Celtic defensive midfielder Nir Bitton after sending scouts to watch him play in a recent match against Fenerbahce.

The Gunners are in need of more depth in the middle of the park after some poor form and fitness records from the likes of Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere in recent times, and Bitton could fit the bill.

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The 23-year-old has impressed greatly in his time in Scotland, and the Evening Times reports that Arsenal are one of many clubs from the Premier League to be keeping tabs on him.

Arsenal also watched Victor Wanyama during his time in Celtic, and with the Kenyan doing so well at Southampton, inevitable comparisons could be made here.

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