Arsenal set to launch bid for Argentine anchorman

Sources are once again claiming that Arsenal are ready to sign Anderlecht defensive midfielder, Lucas Biglia.

The North London outfit were being associated with a move for the South American over the summer, however the reluctant-to-spend form of Arsene Wenger proved stronger on this occasion and a transfer never materialised.

Having made his name in native Argentina playing for Argentinos Juniors and Independiente, Biglia completed his move to Belgian side Anderlecht in 2006, with whom he has since made over 150 appearances.

Despite appearing as an emerging talent in several levels of the Argentine youth system, Biglia only earned his first senior cap for the national side earlier this year, and now has six to his name.

Arsene Wenger has a number of players who can function in the defensive midfield position, however only Alex Song plays in the role as a senior starting XI player.

Both Frances Coquelin and Emmanuel Frimpong play in the position but lack the experience necessary for a Champions League competition side and Abou Diaby has suffered several long-term injuries of late.

As a result, the Frenchman may look to Biglia to provide cover and competition for Song in a position that will undoubtedly prove vital in Arsenal’s coming future, given their tendency to concede in recent months.

Although the 25 year-old may be older than Wenger is used to buying, the middleman may be an attractive prospect given that he won’t be expected to cost more than £8m and provides an experienced mind with international experience.

Tom is one of our most experienced contributors, with over a decade of online publishing. A Man Utd fan, Thomas brings you all the latest news from UK football.

Free Bet