by Zain Shahid

Arteta - Might soon be wearing the red and white of Arsenal

Arteta - Might soon be wearing the red and white of Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is reportedly looking to make a move for Evertons Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta for £12m. Earlier Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso was on Wenger’s wish list but maybe the high price and the fact that Rafa Benitez is highly unlikely to sell his star player to his title rivals scared Wenger off. Wenger is looking for a good central midfielder so probably there might be truth in this one. With Fabregas out Arsenal need a central midfielder of his type and Arteta and Alonso are very similar to him ( though nowhere near him when it comes to quality:-p) . Even though David Moyes would not want to sell his main player but the £12m might be enough to to convince him to sell, especially considering that Everton are lacking in the strikers department and £12m will certainly get them a good, quality striker.

Apart from that Wenger is also reportedly weighing up a £10m bid for Dynamo Kiev centre back Pape Diakhate. And reports also suggest that Kolo Toure might be on his way out this January.

Future Teammates?

Future Teammates?

Arteta will surely be a good buy if the move goes through. The fact that Wenger said he wants to buy players which can start making an immediate impact and not need settling time hints that this move might be on, or that of Alonso. However this very fact puts Diakhate out of the buying list. I’m not even sure if he is good enough for one of the best clubs of Europe. As for Kolo Toure on his way out (and that too to Manchester City) seems like a joke to me! Why would he swap a club that might well be fighting for the title in the coming months for a club that might be looking to prevent relegation! Money is a factor no doubt, but there are other factors other than money which are more important when changing clubs (which Flamini does not know!). So to sum it up only Arteta might be on his way in and no one on his way out as yet.

Toure - Unhappy At Arsenal...

Toure - Unhappy At Arsenal...

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