Arsenal to snub Alex Song return in favour of Celtic star

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not attempt to re-sign Alex Song and will instead focus his attention on Celtic star Victor Wanyama, according to the Daily Star.

Song has been linked with a return to Arsenal after leaving for Barcelona last summer. He's struggled to make an impression at the Nou Camp, but Wenger is thought to have prioritised the signing of Wanyama over Song.

Arsenal's defensive problems have been partly attributed to a failure to replace Song in the heart of the Gunners' midfield, and the north London club are thought to be keen to fill the gap at the end of the season.

The 21-year-old Wanyama is top of Wenger's shortlist, and the report claims a bid of £10m could be enough to bring the Kenyan international to the Emirates Stadium.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is resigned to losing some of his best players this summer, and Wanyama certainly falls into that category.

The Kenyan was superb for the Scottish champions in their run to the Champions League last-16, and he caught the eye of several Premier League clubs, including Manchester City and Manchester United.

Strong on the ball and skilful in possession, Wanyama has been scouted extensively by Gunners staff.

Song, who moved to Barcelona in a £15m deal last summer, operates in a similar position to Wanyama, but it seems Wenger is against the idea of bringing the Cameroonian back to the Premier League.

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