Robert Pires names the Defensive Midfielder Wenger should sign


Robert Pires reveals the name of the Southampton midfielder who will be a perfect fit for the Gunners.

Arsenal have lost five central midfielders due to injury namely Cazorla, Coquelin, Wilshere, Arteta and Rosicky. Arsene Wenger has hinted about signing defensive midfielders in the upcoming January transfer window. Plenty of options are floating in the market and we all know that Wenger will go for the “quality” he needs. Interestingly, Robert Pires intends to have a say in this.

Portugese youngster William Carvalho revealed his desire for a move to the Emirates earlier. Ruben Neves, also, stands to be one of Arsenal’s top targets. But, Pires wants Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama to sign for his former club. Wanyama, who was rumoured to be moving to Spurs last summer, eventually stayed at St. Mary’s after quite a bit of drama.

Pires is now visiting Kenya to initiate a new programme taken by Barclays Bank of Kenya and Mathare Youth Sports Association for sports development among Kenyan youths. In an official press conference there, the French legend praised Wanyama for being a good ambassador of Kenyan football.

He, then, expressed his desire to see the talented midfielder at Arsenal. According to the former Gunner maestro, Wanyama has the pace, skill and physique to do well at the bigger stages. But, he has only one suggestion to convey to the 24 year old Kenyan International.

“However, I think he needs to score more goals because then he will be world-class material.”, that’s what exactly Pires stated and Wanyama will surely like to take this advice seriously.

These days, Pires often trains at London Colney and he holds a good relation with his former boss Wenger. Taking that into account, there are good chances that Arsenal will pursue the Kenyan national team captain to solve their midfield problems. Spurs are not likely to carry forward the last summers’ proceedings as Dele Alli’s emergence has effected in a decline of interest from Arsenal’s north London rivals.


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