Lee Dixon picks Victor Wanyama as the player he would sign for Arsenal

The Southampton midfielder was recently linked with a move to the Emirates.

Speaking to BreatheSport, Lee Dixon has named Victor Wanyama as the one Premier League player he would sign for Arsenal if he could.

There had been talk that the Gunners were eyeing up a move for the Southampton midfielder in the January transfer window, with them having lost Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla in recent weeks.

Manager Arsene Wenger, as reported by the Mirror, quickly quashed those reports earlier this month, with him admitting they liked the player but were not interested in signing him.

If Dixon had his way though, Wanyama would top of his list of potential signings.

“I would probably go for Wanyama, a holding midfield player,” he told BreatheSport.

“I think they probably should have signed Schneiderlin in the summer when they had the chance that was a missed opportunity, especially know with Coquelin out injured.”

“We do need somebody in that position, so I’d go with Wanyama.”

With Francis Coquelin set for an extended period out injured, there is no denying Arsenal are in need of defensive midfield reinforcements.

Back-up players Mathieu Flamini and Mike Arteta do not look up to the job of replacing the Frenchman, although Flamini has done well in recent weeks.

Wanyama would surely be difficult to acquire though, with Southampton likely to ask for a big fee, while they would also be reluctant to lose yet another of their stars after the number of exits in recent seasons.

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