Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we are interested in speculation that Arsene Wenger has finally started to make waves in the transfer market with 15 days left to go before the deadline closes.
A reported £10 million bid for Yohan Cabaye was rejected by Newcastle United and there were other reports that Wenger was ready to move for a list of transfer targets.
Mirror Football now suggest that Arsene Wenger is interested in bringing Manchester City’s versatile defender Micah Richards to the Emirates Stadium as he looks to solve their injury crisis and appease fears about the lack of strength in his defence.
The 25-year-old former England international is looking to find regular first team football in a World Cup year as he looks to play himself into contention for Roy Hodgson’s squad
Wenger is seeking a right back to add further competition to Bacary Sagna and Carl Jenkinson and Richards offers the ability to fill at either full back or centre back.
Laurent Koscielny will be suspended until early September following his dismissal in their abject 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa plus the back injury that has ruled Thomas Vermaelen out for a similar amount of time means Wenger needs to move in the transfer window.
City’s longest serving player was limited to just seven Premier League matches last term after five months out with a keen injury and he has struggled for game time at right back considering the form of the outstanding Pablo Zabaleta.
Arsenal fans in the tavern have been very critical of Wenger for failing to make any serious progress in this summer’s transfer market with only free arrival Yaya Sanogo coming in from Auxerre.
Will the Gunners look to Richards to solve their defensive crisis? Let us know your thoughts below.
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