Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Linked With Argentinean Midfielder

By on January 8, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Arsenal are linked with Lucas Biglia.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been alerted to the news that midfielder Lucas Biglia wants to leave Anderlecht  in January, according to the Mirror.

The report suggests Wenger wants to add to his squad this month and is in the market for a defensive midfielder after failing to replace Alex Song in the summer. The newspaper claims the boss has been scouting the Argentine international and he’s under consideration along with West Ham’s Mohamed Diame and Wigan’s James McCarthy.

Biglia has been with Anderlecht since 2006 and has played almost 200 games for the Belgian giants. However, the Mirror claim the 26-year-old has made it clear to his club that he wants to leave this month and Arsenal are understood to have joined Newcastle and Norwich in showing an interest in his services.

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While it’s good to hear we’re looking to sign a defensive midfielder, as I’ve been calling for Arsene to sign an athletic ball-winner for months now, but I’m not convinced Biglia is the man for the job.

From what I’ve seen he’s bang average to be honest. He’s won 7 caps for Argentina but there is a reason he’s been stuck in Belgium for nearly seven years and hasn’t been able to secure a move to a top European club.

Biglia would be my last choice of the three players the Mirror claim we’re looking at. I’d love Diame but don’t see him as a ‘defensive’ midfielder and he’s too similar to Diaby. McCarthy would be an interesting one. He’s young, tenacious, has Premier League experience and fits into the ‘British’ core that Arsene’s now looking for.

Who would you like Arsenal to sign this month? Get involved in the comments section below.

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  1. TKNoor

    January 8, 2013 at 9:44 am

    We want adrian lopez …plz

  2. Alabi oluwaseyi h

    January 8, 2013 at 10:04 am

    It would b my joy to se biglia at emrate b4 dis weekend,up gunnars 4 life,konibaje,up wenger.

  3. Alabi oluwaseyi h

    January 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

    It would b my joy to se biglia at arsenal b4 dis weekend,up wengar,konibaje.

  4. kuzoarsenal

    January 8, 2013 at 10:13 am

    To sell is easier for arsenal,but to buy is always difficult for them,which means d club lack ambition and they can not compete in high level,pls we need a new IDEA..

  5. oxlade

    January 8, 2013 at 10:13 am

    2day diame,2mrw villa,another time cavani,lopez, what a mess does wenger knw he is having 5 strong match dis mth and he need players?

  6. Gbolabo

    January 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I really dnt knw y wenger is dng ds cos we av many strng match in dis month & he nt yet sign any player. Wat a shame, dis wk villa nxt lopez we are all fed up of dis stupid polisi

  7. scatino

    January 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

    i think hes gud player well thats not gud enough we need a goal poacher

  8. Muhammed ismail

    January 8, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Wow,as u kw wenger mk use of mere mouth,but Arsenal nid 2 buy player b4 d wkend.Up Gunners!!!


    January 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm


  10. Patrick Ejekwu

    January 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Arsenal should sign Karim Benzema, luke shaw and Iker Casillas. A striker A Leftback Defender and A Goalkeeper tnx.

  11. Patrick Ejekwu

    January 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Arsenal should sign Karim Benzema, luke shaw and Iker Casillas. A striker A Leftback Defender and A Goalkeeper. With this arsenal will recover its lost glory, tnx.

  12. Andrew john Gattah

    January 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Biglia should come to Arsenal this weekend please.if wenger didn’t sign a quality player in this january transfer, i will equally live Arsenal

  13. van prince

    January 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Please what is wrong arsenal let them buy adrian lopes,bigilia,and luke shaw please arsenal o ni baje oo o ba je tii upppppppp asenal

  14. Gideon Agbebi

    January 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Wenger is conservatively stubborn who uses deceptive diplomacy to cajole fans without outright buying of good players.Why is he turning down M’villa at this time when he knows that Arsenal is presently suffering from the lack of defensive midfielder? Whether Biglia or M’villa no one is sure of any of them arriving at Emirates this January.He has made so many fans’ hearts to be sick.

  15. Gideon Agbebi

    January 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    He is the ‘virus’ troubling Arsenal,let him go.I will be glad if Arsenal can finish in the sixth or seventh position this season .This will make him and the board to crumble and the new era of Arsenal will emerge.

  16. double s

    January 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Seriously if arsen wenger doesn’t want a big curse he should at least sign some experienced, big name players & I would love 2 see m’vila, jesus navas, felliani, negeredo or lopez then he should sign anoda 2 4 us cas sagna aint gud again. Gunners 4 life.

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