Arsenal Submit £9.4m Bid As Wenger Eyes Wilshere/Gnabry Replacement

By on August 30, 2016

The transfer window is now drawing to a close so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are linked with Miguel Almiron…

Arsenal have submitted an opening £9.4m offer as Arsene Wenger eyes a last ditch swoop for Lanus winger Miguel Almiron before the transfer window closes, according to the Daily Star.

The boss has previously indicated that his summer transfer business was done following the signing of striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna and the impending arrival of centre-back Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.

However, with Jack Wilshere set to leave over the coming 24 hours and Serge Gnabry off to Werder Bremen, it looks as though the boss has decided he needs to bring in another option in midfield ahead of what’s going to be a busy season.

And it appears Wenger is eyeing a shock move for Almiron as the Daily Star are citing reports coming out of Italy from Tuttomercatoweb that claim Arsenal have made an opening £9.4m offer for the Paraguayan international.

But we may have to dig a little deeper as the newspaper suggests that his current club Lanus are expected to knock back our offer and hold out for a fee closer to their £11m valuation.

The 22-year-old moved to Argentinean outfit Lanus last summer after coming through the youth ranks at Cerro Porteno and he enjoyed a solid first campaign having scored 4 goals in his 16 appearances last season.

Almiron also represented Paraguay at this summers Copa America having previously played for the Under-20’s and is highly regarded in his South American homeland, so he would be an interesting signing if we were able to pull it off.

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The youngster is predominantly a left-winger but is also comfortable on the right or even playing through the middle as an attacking midfielder so he’d give Wenger plenty of options in the final third if he makes the move to north London.

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However, I would see this as a backwards step and would much rather we kept hold of Wilshere and Gnabry rather than taking a £10m punt on a Paraguayan who’s never been tested at any sort of decent level.

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One Comment

  1. Solomon

    August 30, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I love my club

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