Reports emerging over the last few days suggest that long-time transfer target Emir Saphic, a defender from Montpellier, will join Aston Villa as Gerard Houllier continues to work magic in this transfer window.
Arsene Wenger had been tracking the Bosnian international for quite some time but it now looks as if Saphic will move to Villa Park, with Richard Dunne apparently heading to the Emirates, in a move that will satisfy all parties.
Saphic would get his much-coveted move to the Premiership, and Villa would get a versatile performer at left-back or centre-back. Whilst Arsenal could alleviate their problems in the centre of defence by signing a hardened and experienced Premier League centre-back, who is sometimes prolific in front of goal (well, his own at least).
Is Saphic right to choose Houllier over Wenger?
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