Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern watching this afternoon’s football have expressed their delight with the latest reports they’ve heard, after it was stated they lead the chase for a prime target.
The Evening Standard states that Arsene Wenger’s side are the frontrunners to land Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen in January, as they seek a replacement for crocked midfielder Francis Coquelin.
Coquelin’s potential three-month absence has handed a massive blow to Arsenal’s title ambitions and the club is ready to enter the market to fill the void in the New Year, with Bender being the favoured target ahead of the likes of William Carvalho and Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Our regulars have stated they will not pay too much attention just yet, aware that their club has an infamously strict transfer policy.
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