Laurent Koscielny now one of Real Madrid's top summer targets - Arsenal roundup

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Good morning Arsenal fans and welcome to your daily roundup. With the weekend just about in sight and the wave from the FA Cup final still being ridden by most who don the famous cannon, there’s virtually no reason for you to be down in the dumps.

That said you might change your attitude after you’ve had a read of what we’ve compiled this morning, depending on how you generally perceive matters.

There’s plenty to get through so we’ll no longer divert your attention with mindless waffle. Read below, watch the video and enjoy.

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Koscielny interest

No sooner had Rafael Benitez been sworn in as Real Madrid’s new manager was he already discussing potential transfer targets with the Los Blancos board.

Unfortunately for Arsenal, centre-back Laurent Koscielny is reportedly high on his wish-list, with improving the defence something the former Liverpool man seemingly wants to differ from virtually all of his predecessors on.

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Koscielny is one of Arsene Wenger’s key players so Gunners fans have every right to worry, though it’s as of yet unknown whether or not the France international would reciprocate the interest if given the chance.

Since Real Madrid are known for their ability to tempt virtually any player who isn’t employed by Barcelona - and they’ve even done that in the past - we’re going to have to throw our weight behind the theory that Koscielny would be interested. But alas, it’s all by the by until a formal bid is made.

Wanyama confirmation

Elsewhere Southampton star Victor Wanyama has confirmed that it would be nice to join Arsenal, via Kenyan TV. In a statement sure to anger all Saints fans the midfielder revealed an interest in joining Wenger’s fold.

It’s controversial to say the least but hey, if publically declaring your desires is the only way to force Southampton into selling you then what’s a guy to do? Probably remain loyal and bite the bullet until the two clubs negotiate is what, but Wanyama has never played by the rules.

Milner loss

In other news it’s been confirmed that Arsenal have lost out in the race to sign James Milner this summer, as he’s agreed a deal with Liverpool that is subject only to a medical.

Reports yesterday detailed how Wenger was holding back on an offer due to Milner’s wage demands, but it appears the chance to land the England international has now escaped him altogether.

Arsenal fans, what do you think to today’s big stories? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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