Arsenal To Make Bid For Newcastle's Midfield Powerhouse
The Sunday Times (subscription required) report that Arsenal are keen on signing Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko as Wenger looks to add real steel to his midfield. Arsenal fans should be encouraged by the news as they've longed for a 'proper' physical presence in midfield for a long time. The Gunners have been bullied off the park too many times in recent seasons and lack the fear factor and defensive assurance that players like Matic gives Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Having been instrumental in Newcastle's recovery this season, Sissoko could be the perfect player to do the job that Arsenal need him to do. The French midfielder was linked to Arsenal prior to moving to Newcastle whilst at Toulouse and the Gunners look set to rejuvenate interest in the player in time for the January transfer window. The reported amount that Arsenal will bid for the Newcastle man is £15million, but if Sissoko continues his fine form, the fee could rise to well over the £20million mark.