Victor Wanyama emerges as January target for Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger is considering a bid for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, who would cost Arsenal in the region of £15 million when the transfer window reopens in January. (Daily Mail)

The Gunners boss already raided St Mary's for the services of Calum Chambers this summer and was also heavily linked with want-away star Morgan Schneiderlin.

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However, Southampton's reluctance to part with the France international has seen Wenger turn attention to the Kenyan enforcer, another player reportedly unsettled on the south coast due to the widespread interest in his signature.

Wanyama is still only 23 and already boasts Champions League experience from his time with Celtic, so would be regarded as a solid addition to Arsenal's squad.

The north London club were actually credited with an interest in signing Wanyama - who has been likened in playing style to Patrick Vieira - when he first joined Southampton last summer, and could make a renewed attempt to sign him at the turn of the year.

Arsenal gossip:

Schalke youngster Julian Draxler has reportedly revealed he was keen to join Arsenal in the January transfer window. (Metro)

The 20-year-old midfielder starred for the Bundesliga side in last night's 1-1 Champions League draw with Chelsea, and ahead of the encounter was quizzed by ArsenalFanTV's Moh Haider about the transfer rumours earlier this year.

Arsene Wenger is considering moves for free agent defenders Jospeh Yobo or Diego Lugano as he looks to bolster Arsenal's defensive ranks this season. (Daily Express)

The Gunners boss has something of an injury crisis at the Emirates Stadium following the recent injury to right-back Mathieu Debuchy.

Arsenal will need to act quickly if they are to secure the services of Adrien Rabiot, with Roma set to hold a crucial meeting over the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder tomorrow. (Le10Sport)

Rabiot is among the most highly rated youngsters in Europe at the moment, and looks destined to leave Parc des Princes after refusing to sign a new contract, which has alerted the attention of Arsene Wenger.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he regrets missing out on the chance to sign Didier Drogba nearly 15 years ago, if only to prevent persistent pain caused by the Chelsea striker during his first spell at Stamford Bridge. (YouTube)

The Ivorian star has been a constant menace for Arsenal over the last decade, making mincemeat of Gunners defences throughout eight fantastic seasons in west London.

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