The Gunners have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, who has left the door open for a move to Arsenal this summer after admitting it would be ‘nice’ to make the switch to London.
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Wanyama joined the Saints from Celtic in 2013 and has enjoyed two excellent years on the South Coast that have seen Ronald Koeman’s side fully-establish themselves as a Premier League outfit.
Back in April, the Kenyan was quoted as saying that he’d spoken to Arsene Wenger about a potential move.
“Wenger has been talking about me. And he has let it be known he would like to sign me this summer,” he said.
However, as the International Business Times confirm, the 23-year-old later backtracked on those comments. He tweeted that he had in fact not spoken to Wenger and would be staying put.
But now, with the summer transfer window edging closer, the player’s future has once again been called into question. He’s also done little to prevent the rumours from spreading – as the IB Times report.
They quote him as saying: “Yes it would be nice to move to Arsenal. But at this moment such decisions can only be made by my team Southampton and that is where my concentration as a player is.”
Wanyama would certainly be a more than useful signing for us. He’d provide strong competition in midfield for Francis Coquelin and would really help solidify a workmanlike base for our team in the centre of the park.
We’ll keep an eye on this one with interest! What do you reckon Gunners?