Arsenal and Wanyama by Stefan
Victor Wanyama has admitted that he is in talks with several clubs over a possible transfer in the coming weeks. This news will come as a good and positive sign to the Arsenal fans who have been calling for the club to sign him up immediately, although Wanyama refused to reveal which clubs were talking to him, meaning that it could be several totally unexpected foreign clubs.
The Celtic and Kenya midfielder has been wanted by Arsenal because of the lack of defensive midfield options since the departure of Alex Song a year ago and the injury problems of Abou Diaby. Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey have been playing deep to try and protect the back four recently but they are not as effective as a physically strong midfielder.
Manchester United were also thought to be interested in Wanyama which could put a dent in Arsenal’s plans to sign him. United are also low on defensive midfield options and Wanyama is one of their biggest targets which could mean Arsenal may have to pay more than they intended for him.
Both clubs are also locked in a secret war for Cesc Fabregas, who Manchester United are intent on bringing in as a long term replacement to Paul Scholes. Arsenal would want to bring him back rather than let United have him though but any deals for Fabregas rely on the player himself and whatever Barcelona decide to do in the end.
Manchester United and Arsenal could be the clubs who are in talks with him at the moment but it remains to be seen if any actual bids have been submitted to Celtic. Neither Arsenal or United will want to splash too much cash on Wanyama as both clubs have a wealth of other targets in mind for their teams. Is the big Kenyan international the man to bring steel to the heart of the Gunners?