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Arsene Wenger Admits He’s a Fan of Southampton Midfielder Victor Wanyama

Arsene Wenger Admits He’s a Fan of Southampton Midfielder Victor Wanyama

The January transfer window is just around the corner and, for once, Arsenal could be one of the headline spenders.

The Gunners were the only top-flight club in Europe’s five big leagues not to buy an outfield player in the summer, but Arsene Wenger’s squad have still managed to qualify for the Champions League last-16, as well as maintain a genuine title challenge.

Despite the likes of Jack Wilshire, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez all missing significant chunks of the campaign through injury, Wenger and his players travel to Aston Villa on Sunday just two points behind leaders Leicester.

And with the likes of Cazorla likely to be out until March, Southampton’s midfielder Victor Wanyama has been mentioned as a possible arrival at the Emirates in the New Year, with the Arsenal manager admitting today he is a fan of the former Celtic favourite.

In his weekly press conference, he said via the Daily Mirror:

“I rate the player, but we are not on the case.

“We will see what is there. We have a whole December to go first”

The Frenchman refused to be drawn any further on Wanyama, despite several questions.

After leaving Celtic in 2013 for £12 million, the Kenyan international has became one of Southampton’s key players, with Tottenham also showing a strong interest in him.

However, any potential buyer would more than likely need to fork out more than the fee Saints paid for him, with the Hoops thought to have included a sell-on clause in his deal.

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