Arsenal weigh up Ljajic move

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is targeting Serbian midfielder Adem Ljajic, according to the Metro, as he looks to reshape his squad in time for next season.

Ljajic has flitted in and out of a Fiorentina team that has struggled in Serie A this season, but the talented youngster is highly-rated and can operate either on the wing or in an advanced midfield role.


Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is known to value versatility in his midfield players, and Arsenal scouts have been monitoring the player's progress in Italy closely.

The 20-year-old midfielder was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, as Manchester United secured a first-option agreement to sign the tricky winger in 2010. However, United scrapped the deal after they were unable to finalise a work permit for the player.

The former Partizan Belgrade attacker opted instead for a move to the Viola in a £6.5 million transfer. Although he has since been unable to cement a regular first-team place, it seems Wenger believes he possesses the talent and ability to make an impact in the Premier League.

Although Tomas Rosicky has flourished in Arsenal's midfield in the second half of the season, on-loan Yossi Benayoun has failed to hold down a starting spot. Should Wenger decide against renewing the Chelsea midfielder's loan, Ljajic could be an ideal replacement.

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