Arsenal prepare £8m offer for French midfielder

The problem with being a selling club is that it is never as easy as you think to replace your departed players, which Arsenal have found out. The Gunners were always known for their bite in midfield with the almighty presence of Patrick Viera prancing around the middle of the pitch, pulling the strings with ease. However, since Barcelona snatched Cesc Fabregas and then Alex Song, there has been a sense of loss at the Emirates.

Now, as they prepare for a summer of change to launch a serious title bid next season the Daily Mirror are reporting that the 20-year-old powerhouse Gilbert Imbula is on Arsene Wenger’s radar, why currently plays for Ligue 2 side Guingamp.

Arsenal? Linked with a Frenchman? It can’t be…

Imbula holds the record as the youngest player ever to play in the French second division at 17 years, one month and four days.

His performances have been outstanding this campaign and have led his club to the brink of promotion to the topflight, but if the Gunners want to capture his signature then they will have to go up against London rivals Chelsea, who are also looking to bolster their midfield.

Although until their manager situation is sorted it would be a surprise if the Blues brought in any more players.