Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger Eyes Senegal Midfielder

By on December 8, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal are linked with Mohamed Diame.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is interested in signing West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame in January, according to the Goal.com.

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The report claims that Wenger has been alerted to the availability of the Senegal international after West Ham chairman David Gold revealed on Friday that the player had a release clause in his three-year contract. Gold ‘Tweeted’:

“Diame does have a release clause in his three-year contract. He joined us from Wigan on a free transfer,” Gold is quoted as saying by Goal.com

Diame joined the Hammers on a free transfer from Wigan in the summer and has been in impressive form in the middle of the park for Sam Allardyce’s side, most notably a MOTM display against Chelsea last weekend.

‘Sources’ have told Goal.com that the release clause is set at close to £4m which I feel would be something of a bargain for a player of Diame’s quality. The only player we have in the squad comparable to him is Abou Diaby but the Frenchman just can’t stay fit. After an encouraging start to the season he once again picked up an innocuous injury and has been out since September 29th and it doesn’t look like he’ll be back any time soon.

The report suggests that the boss is finally set to give up relying on Diaby and is ready to move for a defensive midfielder when the transfer window re-opens next month. If true, it’s excellent news as I’ve been crying out for Arsene to sign a midfield powerhouse in recent transfer windows.

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At 25, Diame still has plenty of time to develop further and i think his style would fit in well at the Emirates. The pairing of Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere doesn’t seen balanced to me and the addition of a powerful ball-winner could make all the difference for the second half of the season.

Would you like to see Diame arrive at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section below.

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9 Comments

  1. vantricee

    December 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

    No doubt dis is kind of DM we need,was expecting wenger to pick up dis young man up wen he was free in d summer frm wigan,now he is making noise after alots of damage has be done’just pray he signs him in january!Fø̲̣̣я̅ me 5M or 8M is not 2much on dis young man despite his clause is around 4m,I tink if west ham sees 5M D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥y will allow d deal to go on!

    • Andy blap

      December 9, 2012 at 4:34 am

      Dis is great init he is well good dis boy is good dm kind regards andy

  2. sen

    December 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

    if he is not going for African Cup of Nation this year, Wenger should buy him because clearly Arsenal doesnt have the right balance after Diaby got injured, we saw when Diaby was fit, we were having the perfect balance. And Diame fits in that mould. I find him a terrific player very similar to Diaby and Viera.

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  4. John Smith

    December 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    He is exactly the type of midfielder we need to sign. If we good play him in a defensive role to break up opposition attacks and play Wilshere and Cazorla in advanced positions then our midfield will be nicely balanced

  5. Gman

    December 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Diameter reminds me of Viera, maybe the player Arsenal need to boss the game and stop the stupid defensive errors we are making at the moment
    Imagine this:
    Szczesny
    Sagna mertesacker vermaelen Gibbs
    Diame
    Wilshere. Arteta
    Cazorla. Podolski
    Giroud
    BEAST or WHAT??????????

    • Goooooaaaaaaalll

      December 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Diame is good at being a homeless person

  6. Auwal@nigeria

    December 15, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Diame is a man to stop DM error

  7. Neriuso

    December 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Diame is a good player and the type Arsenal need. Hes good to go please ooooo

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