If Arsenal are serious about signing the West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame as a permanent or temporary replacement for the injury prone Abou Diaby, then Arsene Wenger might need to act sooner rather than later, as the new QPR manager Harry Redknapp has identified the 25-year old Senegal international as the man to help him avoid relegation from the Premier league.
The Mirror reports that Redknapp is ready to activate the release clause in the dynamic midfielder’s contract when the January transfer window opens in just over a week. QPR can easily afford Diame and will be able to offer him a good wage, but Arsenal would surely make a more attractive proposition.
I am not Deputy Dawg’s biggest fan, but he does seem to have an eye for a player who will prosper in the Premier league. Also, Diame has been very impressive for West Ham this season until he picked up an injury recently.
He may not be the archetypal Gunner, but Wenger could add some finesse to his game and Arsenal need his sort of player to complement the silky skills of the likes of Santi Cazorla. He has Premier league experience and will be back from injury in January. I think he would be ideal, and if we can scupper the plans of Redknapp who is always ready with a bad word for Arsenal, it would be an added bonus. Is he good enough for Arsenal, Gooners?