Arsenal boss desperate to land GIANT Premier League midfielder in January

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly made Southampton defender-cum-midfielder Victor Wanyama his top target for the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners are preparing to delve into the transfer market when the window re-opens next month, with reports claiming that a holding midfielder will be his top priority.

With the likes of Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky all out injured, Arsenal have already been heavily linked with a number of targets, though it now seems that they have set their sights on the Kenyan international.

The 24-year-old seems to suit the bill, as he already has experience in the Premier League and in Europe, and would be eligible for the Champions League when it resumes in February.

Wanyama would also offer a powerful presence in the middle of the pitch, as well as a wide range of passing.

However, it is believed that arch-rivals Tottenham are also interested in his signature, and the player himself could be interested in linking up with former boss Mauricio Pochettino, throwing a potential spanner into the works of the Gunners’ transfer plans.

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