Arsenal are set to hijack Inter Milan’s move for Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula after reports in France suggested that we’ve contacted the player’s father, Le 10 Sport.
Imbula seemed to have agreed a move to the San Siro club, but after reports emerged that they won the race to land Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia (via Goal), it remains doubtful if a move for Imbula will be pursued.
After the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and William Carvalho (via The Evening Standard), Imbula is the latest holding midfielder to be linked with us and it could be an area Arsene Wenger is still looking at.
With the emergence of Francis Coquelin, however, whether or not that area is an urgent concern for us remains doubtful with the number of options Wenger has to choose from.
Granted, Coquelin remains our only specialist defensive midfielder, but the likes of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey can be deployed in a deeper midfield position.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the boss views this area of the pitch as it’s clearly a position he has neglected in the past.