Arsenal are reportedly considering making a move for Marseille playmaker Lucho Gonzalez in their pursuit of midfield reinforcements.

According to The Telegraph, the north London club want Gonzalez on a season-long loan, but Marseille would rather receive a fee of £5 million to ensure a permanent move to the Emirates Stadium.

Gonzalez, it is claimed, is could fill the void left by former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas, who finally secured a move to Barcelona earlier this month.

The 30-year-old Argentina international, however, is just one of many potential acquisitions for Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal boss strives to replace both Fabregas and Samir Nasri.


Marvin Martin of Sochaux is thought to be a player Wenger is seriously considering making a move for, while Arsenal have been credited with a bid for Rennes enforcer Yann M'Vila.

Wenger is also keen to sign a centre-back with experience in the Barclays Premier League, and it emerged on Friday Arsenal had made an offer for Bolton defender Gary Cahill.

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