It appears that Arsenal are lining up a move for Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa.
Kagawa, who currently plays for Bundersliga champions Borussia Dortmund, has already attracted a lot of interest from Manchester United and now appears to be on Arsene Wenger’s radar.
With Wenger finally being able to attain a work permit for youngster Ryo Miyaichi, it could be feasible that the Frenchman could look to another Japanese star to join Ryo at the Emirates.
After being linked earlier in the summer with Man United, Kagawa stated:
‘If I get a formal offer, I’ll be strongly interested in listening to what they have to say.’
‘The Premiership is one of the leagues I want to challenge. If it is United, I’ll be still more eager to go and try and see how much I can do there.’
Kagawa will be relatively an unknown man to many Arsenal fans (me included). However, at age of 22, he is already making people take notice of him.
The attacking midfielder managed to score 10 goals in 26 games for Dortmund last season and has seen his international career progress from the Japan Under-20 and Under-23 ranks all the way to the senior squad, making 23 caps and scoring 7 goals along the way.