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Arsenal To Step Up Interest In Kenyan Enforcer

Arsenal are ready to reject the chance to re-sign Alex Song from Barcelona and push ahead with their interest in Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama this summer.

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal step up their interest in Victor Wanyama.

Victor Wanyama

Arsenal are set to reject the chance to re-sign Alex Song and push ahead with their interest in Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama this summer, according to the Metro.

Song was sold to the La Liga giants last summer but his time at the Nou Camp hasn’t quite gone according to plan as he’s struggled to break into the Catalans midfield and has made only a handful of league starts this season.

It seems the Cameroon midfielder may be ready to cut short his time in Spain with the Metro claiming he’s ‘desperate’ to return to the Emirates at the end of the season to get his career back on track.

A proper defensive midfielder is something I feel we’ve missed hugely this season and Arsene Wenger deserves criticism for not replacing Song after selling him to Barca last summer. However, it seems the boss is finally ready to fill the void this summer but sadly for Song, he’s not the man Arsene appears to have has his eye on.

Instead, the Metro suggest Wenger will resist the chance to re-sign Song in favour of Celtic’s Kenyan midfield enforcer Victor Wanyama, with the Scottish champions believed to have resigned themselves to losing the £10m-rated  21-year-old this summer after his impressive season north of the border.

I’m a big fan of Wanyama’s and would love to see us land him this summer. He’s big, powerful, and can play and he’s the type we’ve sorely missed this year. We need someone to ‘protect’ the likes of Wilshere and Cazorla and while Arteta is a fine footballer and great professional, he’s not the athletic ball-winner we need to shield the back-four.

But if we can’t get Wanyama, I don’t want to see Song return. He flattered to deceive during his time at Arsenal and his attitude stunk. We can do better than him in my opinion.

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What do Gooners think? Who would you like to see signed in the summer? Wanyama? Song? Get involved in the comments section below.




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  3. jimmy

    March 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Iam Jimmy,acordin 2 wenger i hope if he can able 2 get Wanayama fine bt if he can nt get him i c

    ant see anytin bd in it by taking Song bak is nt bad afterall is nt brohibited in arsenal history dt no any arsenal went out and eva comebak pple hav done it and pple can stil do it.tanks my felow gooners jimmy bye 4 nw.

  4. Amlydave

    March 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    While Song and Wanyama both have Strength, Wanyama has speed and shot which Song lack. I will like to see Wanyama at the Emirates. Song can go to hell for all I care.

  5. atid

    March 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    my only worry is the quality of the spl. sure wanyama stands out but so do many scottish players until they head south. i want to see us sign players from the top 4 european leagues spain germany england and italy

    • skev

      March 12, 2013 at 11:05 am

      excuse me….wanyama pressured messi,xavi,busquets and iniesta…those r world class toking about quality..i gave u the answer

  6. vino

    March 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    wanyama is a great player.i hope he stays at celtic

  7. dennis coles

    March 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    This aint no r&b dick this hood. My slow jam dick is on thursday if my sugar high my dick dont get up.

  8. Gezza

    March 12, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Wanyama should stay at Celtic to become a better player. If he goes south, he will get wasted by the media frenzy and hype of the Premiership.Celtic have shown they have the potential to match and go even further in Europe than the top 4 in England. If Hooper,Fraser and Wanyama go, then they are shallow as human beings since the lure of big money takes them south. None of these teams has the same sporting integrity and positive ethos Celtic FC.

  9. tom

    March 12, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Celtic should tell Arsenal to go do one and bar the player from talking to them and thus omiting them from the auction that will soon take place. What Arsenal are doing is just down right tapping and suggesting a 10m fee is a joke, lets start at 15m. Celtic are already a bit miffed at Arsenal and their lack of class when tracking the player. They should have approached Celtic first instead of leaking these stories to the media……….Celtic will likely tell Wanyama to to pick another club now.

  10. tom

    March 12, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Where do these reports come from with regards to the 10m. Celtic want 15m plus and anyone who can’t afford this should keep their mouths shut, especially Arsenal who just don’t have the ambition to make big signings. Wanyama would be a hit at Man U however I think the price tag will scare them away considering Chelsea, Man City and PSG all have shown an interest.
    Whoever gets him will have one of the best enforcers in the game, Wanyama has just turned 21 and already he’ll walk into any team in the world.

  11. andy

    March 12, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Wanyama is no doubt one of the best young players in Europe and will make a big impression wherever he decides to go or to whoever Celtic decide to sell him to. I think he’ll cost quite a bit more than reported but from what I hear an offical contact has been made to Celtic by Barcelona so I’d say he’s destained for Spain.
    One thing is certain he’s now too big for Celtic and the SPL.


    March 12, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Victor is going to Inter. Already they contacted Glasgow to arrange the transfer.

  13. riku

    March 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    buy both – victor and song back and a striker and we challenge manure for league next year

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