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Gunners plot cut-price African striker swoop - reports

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Arsenal are considering a shock £4 million move for West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie, according to reports.

The Nigerian hitman has impressed in the Barclays Premier League during his debut season with the Baggies, and the Daily Mail now claims Arsene Wenger is preparing a cut-price deal for the forward.

With only one year left on his contract at the Hawthorns, Arsenal have sensed an opportunity to bolster their attacking ranks at the Emirates with a player who has proved himself in the English top flight.

Whilst Karim Benzema, Gervinho and Bojan Krkic have all been linked with a move to north London, all three have question marks hanging over their availability and Odemwingie now appears to be a realistic target for the Frenchman.

Wenger is known to be in the market for a striker this summer, and has stressed on several occasions that he will look to strengthen the Arsenal squad if he can find the right players at the right price.


 

£4 million would represent great value for the Gunners, and the Daily Mail goes on to claim that the lure of Champions League football may be too much for the 29-year-old to turn down.

Roy Hodgson is understandably keen to keep the former Lokomotiv Moscow star in the Midlands, although the opportunity to play alongside Robin van Persie at Arsenal could be hard to resist should Wenger follow-up his interest with a bid.

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