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Reports suggest Wenger is prepared to pay more than £20 million for Marouane Fellaini.
The biggest recent transfer rumour involving the Gunners, is the proposed £22 million bid for Everton midfield linchpin Marouane Fellaini. The bid was suggested in a report from Goal.com.
It is a major fee, but one that would help Arsenal acquire a player possessing the qualities their midfield has missed. Fellaini is the type of combative, marauding midfielder Wenger used to favour.
The emergence of diminutive schemer Cesc Fabregas, encouraged Wenger to alter the style of Arsenal's play. A more intricate brand of football required a different type of midfielder.
Slight, but technically assured and quick players replaced powerful and skilled runners. Acquiring Fellaini would give Arsenal a strong and direct link player.
The towering Belgian is a force at both ends of the pitch. His aggressive tackling and aerial prowess are assets, but often overshadow Fellaini's underrated technical quality.
His critics will argue he is a red card waiting to happen. So was Patrick Vieira, and no sane Gunners fan would have traded away the dynamic Frenchman because of disciplinary issues.
Fellaini is not in Vieira's class. But the 25-year-old does have the right skills physically and creatively to seize control of games.
BBC reporter David Ornstein did refute the initial rumour. However, even though the prospective fee is eyebrow raising, few could complain about adding a dominant all-round midfielder with EPL experience.