North Londoners failed with a Jan bid for Toulouse player.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will make another attempt to sign Toulouse midfield player Etienne Capoue at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
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The North Londoners attempted to buy the highly-rated France international during the January transfer window, only for the Ligue 1 outfit to reject their overtures.
However, with the Gunners expected to have up to £70 million with which to spend in the summer, Wenger’s first move into the transfer market is expected to be for the midfield player cum centre back.
Arsenal have still to fill the void left by the departure of Cameroon international Alex Song to Barcelona at the end of last season, despite the arrival of Spanish midfield player Mikel Areta from Everton, and Wenger sees Capoue as being the ideal player to take on this vital role in front of the back four.
Meanwhile, the Frenchman is also expected to bring a new front man as well to the Emirates come summer time in order to offer support up front to striker Olivier Giroud, however, that attacker will not now be Barcelona forward David Villa after a move to bring the Spain international to the club broke down in the January transfer window.
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