Baggies midfield dynamo could be moving to the Emirates when the transfer window reopens…
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has earmarked a January move for West Brom’s box-to-box midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, reports the Mirror.
The 26-year-old Congolese international is arguably the Baggies most influential player, and has been an automatic starter since arriving from PSG back in 2009.
Arsenal currently deploy Mathieu Flamini in the holding midfield position, but the Frenchman picked up a groin injury against Crystal Palace on Saturday – and Mikel Arteta is not mobile enough to do the same defensive job.
Mulumbu has a terrific engine, and could be acquired for around £7m. The African midfielder would likely battle Flamini for a starting role, and his signing could signal the end of Abou Diaby’s injury ridden Gunners career.
Arsenal already have a wealth of attacking midfield talent, with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla competing for places, but Mulumbu would add some balance and power to the middle of the park.