Gunners are set to splash the cash for next season.
Arsenal midfield player Aaron Ramsey has urged manager Arsene Wenger to make a move for coveted Celtic utility player Victor Wanyama this summer, reports the Daily Express.
The powerful Kenya international has only been at Celtic Park for just the two years now, having arrived in Glasgow from Belgium outfit Beerschot AC for just £900,000 in July 2011.
However, in the intervening two-year period the 21-year-old has proved himself to be one of Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s most consistent and important players, especially in the club’s unexpected run all the way to the knockout stage of last season’s Uefa Champions League.
Wanyama has featured in 91 matches for the Scottish Premier League champions in total, scoring 13 goals in the process, including ten league goals in just 61 top-flight appearances for the Scottish giants.
And now Wales international Ramsey has urged Wenger to bring the player, who can operate at either centre back or as a holding midfield player, to north London next season, saying: “Of course, I don’t have a say on who joins us at the Emirates, but if Arsenal get to sign Victor Wanyama, I will be the first to welcome him.
“I have watched him play for Celtic, I watched him score against Barcelona and I think he is a great player.
“Whether he will join us is for other people to decided.
“He is one player I have read many clubs in England are chasing and I have no doubt he has great talent if top clubs in England are interested in him.”