With Wigan Athletic appearing as likely candidates to see the drop this season, Arsenal will look to take advantage of that misery and are raising interest in Mohamed Diamé.
The Latics’ weekend win over Liverpool has put the Greater Manchester club in a considerably better position than they were in last week but relegation remains a very real threat for the side.
Should Roberto Martinez’s team see the drop, some of their bigger names would be expected to abandon ship and Diamé fits the bill on that front.
Newcastle and Liverpool have already shown an interest in the 24 year-old but following a surge in form, Arsenal may tempt the anchorman.
The Senegalese international has been a shining light in what has been an otherwise dim campaign and remains one of their most consistent performers.
The Gunners look set to let a number of players leave this summer and will be expected to free up a decent amount of space for a Diamé arrival.
Abou Diaby, Emmanuel Frimpong, Henri Lansbury and Denilson are all possible departures from the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current campaign.
Diame’s current deal at the DW Stadium is set to expire at the ned of the current season, meaning the defensive midfielder could be a very valuable acquisition, given the unlikelihood that he will pen a new contract.
The North London outfit already have a strong African contingent within the club and should other clubs come calling, Diamé may be tempted by a move to the side who look likely to clinch Champions League football.