Arsenal consider bid for West Brom star Youssouf Mulumbu

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West Bromwich Albion midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu claims he may leave the Hawthorns in January and Arsenal are interested in his services.

Mulumbu has been a mainstay of Steve Clarke's midfield this season, appearing in at 13 Premier League games so far.

After joining the Baggies from Paris Saint-Germain in 2009, Mulumbu has gone on to make over 150 appearances, providing great return on his £150,000 transfer fee.

But it seems the Congo international is ready to depart the midlands and has a move to a bigger club in his sights.

In an interview with The Sun, Mulumbu admitted he is ready to leave West Brom and says Arsene Wenger's Gunners have approached him the past.

“I’ve had approaches from Arsenal,” said the 26-year-old.

“I could leave this winter. This is the right time for me to set my sights higher. I’m ready to join a top-four club."

In an interview that is sure to stir up trouble with manager Clarke, Mulumbu revealed the reason he wanted to leave was because the team lacked professionalism.

He added: “We are not professional enough in the way we manage our games – for example our draw at Chelsea. We are not mature enough.”

Arsenal currently sit four points clear at the top of the Premier League table with midfield stars Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini helping them to a 3-0 win over Cardiff at the weekend.

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