Long term Arsenal transfer target wants Emirates Stadium move this week.
Arsenal have received a welcome boost this week by the news that Mohamed Diame wants to join the Gunners as soon as possible.
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The Sunday Mirror reports that Diame received a fine of a week’s wages this week for failing to arrive on time for a team meeting.
Rather interestingly, the meeting was a tactical breakdown of the team’s 5-1 loss to Arsenal on video. It would arguably be quite understandable for Diame to care little about his side’s defeat to an outfit that could well be his future employers, but at the same time Gunners fans may be mildly alarmed at the lack of professionalism.
It now appears more likely than ever that Diame will move in the current January transfer window, with his £3.5 million release clause too tempting to pass up for a number of teams.
Arsenal are certainly the most high profile amongst those, and the strongest linked too, though Arsene Wenger previously played down the club’s interest.
“We cannot come out with the names we are on,” said Wenger earlier this week when questioned on Diame.
“We have not approached West Ham on that.”
Not the most vehement of denials of interest, and it would be a surprise not to see Mohamed Diame at Emirates Stadium in a red and white shirt by the end of the month.
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