Gunners are reported to be sniffing around former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong, who is currently plying his trade in Italy with AC Milan.
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The Sun have reported that Arsenal are showing an interest in bringing Dutch international Nigel de Jong back to the Premier League – but they may face competition from newly promoted Queens Park Rangers.
De Jong gained a reputation for taking no prisoners during his time with Ajax, Hamburg and Manchester City as well as in the orange of his national team, where he gained notoriety for a high challenge on Xabi Alonso during the 2010 World Cup final against Spain.
He has reinvented himself somewhat in Serie A, however, having been given more freedom to pass the ball in a team used to playing at a lower tempo than he had previously experienced in the Premier League and Bundesliga.
Arsenal have often been criticised under Arsene Wenger for lacking options in defensive midfield, with the advancing years of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini meaning that another option in that area of the pitch is likely to arrive at the club this summer.
De Jong may well be interested in the move considering the disarray at the San Siro, where manager Clarence Seedorf has just been sacked and replaced by Filippo Inzaghi as boardroom turmoil continues to dominate the landscape at the club.