Arsenal ready to launch new bid for Aleksandr Kokorin

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Arsene Wenger is ready to launch a renewed bid to sign Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin in the January transfer window, reports the Sun.

Arsenal tried and failed to sign Kokorin in the summer, launching an ambitious loan move after discovering the extent of Danny Welbeck's knee injury.

However, his club were only willing to accept a permanent deal and talks broke down at an early stage. That has not deterred the Gunners, however, who are ready to make amends in the new year.


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The Frenchman wants to strengthen his Arsenal squad at the season's midway point to supercharge their Premier League title challenge.

And it seems it is Arsenal's attack that is concerning Wenger the most, despite the fact that Arsenal have scored 11 goals in their last three Premier League games. He has set aside £7million in an attempt to bring the Russia international to north London.

Arsenal scouts have identified Kokorin, 24, as a player who could excel in the Premier League and their Manchester United counterparts are also believed to be of a similar opinion.

Indeed, Dynamo Moscow are confident that, should Arsenal decide not to return, another club from England's elite league will meet their asking price.


Both Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud have been competing with each other for a place in Wenger's one-striker system this season, but the most effective finisher this season has, so far, been Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean scored Arsenal's opener in Saturday's 3-0 win over Watford in what was his tenth goal in six games for club and country.

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