Arsenal appear to be the busiest of all the top Barclays Premier League clubs on transfer deadline day, with Arsene Wenger looking to strengthen in a variety of areas following the 8-2 weekend defeat against Manchester United.

The Gunners have lost Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri in the transfer window, and midfield is an area the north London club are known to be looking to strengthen. reports that a club record £25 million offer has been prepared for French international midfielder Yann M'Vila. Sky Sports reported on Monday that the club had made an enquiry over Yossi Benayoun, and yesterday claimed versatile Fiorentina midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas is also on the radar.

Long-term target Eden Hazard looks set to stay at Lille despite, while Marvin Martin, Marouane Fellaini and Mikel Arteta all appear to be long-shots for the Emirates outfit.

Defence is a major area of concern for fans of the club, but the French manager has made decisive moves in an effort to strengthen in the position in the last 48 hours.

Andre Santos, the Brazilian international left back, and Per Mertesacker, the German international centre back, are reported to have completed medical examinations at the Emirates, although confirmation is still to come officially from Arsenal.


It appears unlikely England defender Gary Cahill will be moving to the club however, after the Gunners became involved in a war-of-words with Bolton after a reported £6 million bid. The Guardian continue to claim Chris Samba, another target, could still join though.

A forward has also been added in the shape of South Korean skipper Chu-Young Park from AS Monaco, although few others in the attacking positions have been linked.

Speculative claims that Florent Malouda and Eljero Elia were on the Emirates radar appear to have been unfounded, and the additions of Gervinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the wide areas are not likely to be added too.

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