Should Arsenal sign Victor Wanyama?

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Arsenal are set to offer £20 million for Southampton's Victor Wanyama after his recent performances caught the eye of the Gunners boss according to reports.

Wanyama has been very impressive at St Mary's over the last 18 months, playing a key role in the heart of the Saints midfield. Following a number of impressive performances, he seems to have caught the eye of several Premier League clubs.


The Kenyan is tied to a contract at Southampton until 2017, but this has not discouraged Wenger. However, Arsenal will not be alone in there quest to sign him, as rivals Tottenham have also been linked to the 23-year-old. 

Arsenal have taken an interest in Southampton team mate Morgan Schneiderlin in the past, but as he is set to stay at St Mary's, it seems Wanyama is the new target man. 

Valuable signing?

Arsenal youngster Francis Coquelin may be put out by the boss trying to sign a new defensive midfielder, following his fine form at the Emirates this season. 


Following a recent study on HITC Sport, it shows Coquelin has surpassed Wanyama in numerous midfielding duties. These were including tackles per game, interceptions per game, clearances per game, defensive duels won per game, aerial duels per game and ball recoveries per game. 

With a transfer fee of £20m, Wanyama would have to be a first team player which would put Coquelin's position at threat. This raises the question as to whether this would be an affective signing at the Emirates. 

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