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Should Arsenal renew interest in Marseille’s Thauvin?

Before the Champions League clash between Arsenal and Marseille at the Emirates stadium, Arsene Wenger had already revealed that he definitely was interested in the French club’s young player Florian Thauvin. The 20-year old is widely regarded as one of the most promising French players around and Wenger is obviously a fan, so it would be no great surprise if the Gunners do rekindle their interest in him sooner or later.

As explained in a Mirror report
, the French manager was looking at Thauvin last year, before the youngster ended up signing for Lille. What happened after, with him apparently going on strike to force a move away from Lille to his current club, will certainly not have helped his cause with Wenger. He is still young, though, and I get the impression that the Arsenal boss feels that his mistakes do not necessarily rule him out.

Marseille vs. Arsenal UCL Preview, Prediction and Line-up

Marseille vs Arsenal preview by KJ

The first game of the Champions league group stage is upon us and as we all know, it’s the most difficult and competitive group of them all. We face by far the easiest team in Marseille and even they are definitely no pushover. They have quality players like Valbuena and Thauvin who can damage us if we aren’t careful.

Arsenal hope latest Lille star is more Hazard than Gervinho

Florian Thauvin – Arsenal transfer target by AH

It’s today being reported by both The Express and The Daily Mail, as well as several media sites online that Arsenal and Newcastle will face up against each other for the signing of French starlet Florian Thauvin.

Thauvin currently plays for Ligue 1 side Lille in France and is recognized to be the French club’s next Eden Hazard after the club sold the Belgian to Chelsea last year. Luckily he is being compared to Hazard rather than Gervinho, who also came from Lille, however the main thing that worries me is, since when is it alright that we watch Arsenal battle with Newcastle over a young talent.

Another transfer bites the dust for Arsenal

Arsenal lose another transfer target by AH

The January transfer window is always a disappointment for Arsenal fans. We start the month confident that we will strengthen in key areas to help us either build on our strong position, or to help us recover our season.

Bastia declare Arsenal interest in Thauvin

The one area in which Arsenal do seem to have plenty of players of good quality is the attacking midfield position. Tomas Rosicky made a good return yesterday and there is Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Andery Arshavin. Arteta, Diaby and Oxlade-Chamberlain can also do the job, so it is strange that Arsenal are reported to be interested in 20-year old Florian Thauvin from Ligue 1 Bastia, because he is an attack minded midfielder.