Gunners have been monitoring utility player for some time now.
Arsenal may follow up their interest in coveted Celtic midfield player Victor Wanyama after the Kenyan’s expected move to Southampton fell through, reports the Daily Mirror.
The giant centre back cum holding midfield player has been the subject of intense speculation of late linking the Kenya international with a potential big-money move to the Premier League when the summer transfer window reopens on July 1.
However, following the break down of the player’s prospective £12 million move to St Mary’s over his failure to agree personal terms with the South Coast club, a number of other top-flight suitors have since re-entered the race for Wanyama’s signature, with Arsenal understood to be one of those clubs.
Wanyama, who has been in Glasgow for the past two seasons, made a name for himself in the previous campaign by turning in a series of outstanding displays for Celtic in their unexpected run to the knockout phase of the Uefa Champions League, scoring nine goals in his 49 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish champions in the process.
“We know there is interest from elsewhere and Victor is obviously open to those prospects – he is currently back in Kenya and hopes that Celtic will adopt a more reasonable approach and take into account the service that he has given the club so far and the rest of these issues,” confirmed Ivan Modia, the players agent.