Report: Arsenal prepare January bid for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama

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Arsenal are reportedly desperate to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama in January.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are prioritising a January move to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The Gunners have suffered a major injury crisis in midfield this season, with Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla notably being ruled out for a number of months, whilst Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta haven't impressed this term.

Fans have been crying out for manager Arsene Wenger to bring in a powerful defensive midfielder for some time now, and it seems that Arsenal could explore that possibility in January.

The Mirror report that the Gunners have made Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama their top priority for the January transfer window, as they hope to lure the Kenyan international to solve their midfield problems.

The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the most physically dominant midfielders in the Premier League since joining Southampton from Celtic back in 2013, whilst his passing has also improved on the South Coast, making him a well-rounded holding midfield player.

Over the summer, Wanyama attempted to force through a move to Arsenal's North London rivals Tottenham according to the Daily Mail, but Southampton dug their heels in and kept hold of their star midfielder.

Despite him wanting to play for Spurs, it seems that Arsenal are now prepared to try and tempt Wanyama in to a move to their red half of North London, which may frustrate Arsene Wenger's counterpart Mauricio Pochettino.

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