Mulumbu is ready to move on from the Hawthorns and the Gunners are interested.
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Youssuf Mulumbu is disillusioned with life at the Hawthorns and Arsenal are ready to snap the 26-year-old up.
Mulumbu thinks that West Brom are not mature enough and has admitted that the Congo international could leave the Birmingham club in the January transfer window and that the Gunners have made approaches.
“I’ve had approaches from Arsenal,” the defensive midfield ace was quoted by the Sun.
“I could leave this winter. This is the right time for me to set my sights higher. I’m ready to join a top-four club.
“We are not professional enough in the way we manage our games – for example our draw at Chelsea. We are not mature enough.”
Mulumbu joined the Baggies in the summer of 2009 from Paris Saint-Germain and has since gone onto become a vital member of the first team.
The African has made 166 appearances in all competitions and has been widely praised for performing so well for the club.
However, Mulumbu is clearly ready to fulfil ambitions that the side cannot offer the player and this will come as music to Arsene Wenger’s ears.
The north London side have been criticsed in the past for not being physical enough in the middle of the park, something that the Congolese star would certainly bring to the team.
Although Mathieu Flamini has impressed in front of the back four this term, vice-captain Mikel Arteta looks uncomfortable when asked to play there and Aaron Ramsey has developed into a much more offensive player.
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