REPORT: West Ham set to bid £10m for Arsenal midfielder

West Ham could bring in Arsenal midfield Francis Coquelin this window.

According to TalkSport, Arsene Wenger is willing to let his combative midfielder leave this January, with West Ham purported to be among the most interested parties.

It is understood that David Moyes will table a £10 million bid for the midfielder in pursuit of balancing his lop-sided squad.


The Verdict

The re-emergence of Jack Wilshere at the heart of the Gunners midfield has pushed the Frenchman to the side-lines. Wenger appears to prefer the duo of Wilshere and Xhaka, and will likely place Aaron Ramsey ahead of Coquelin, when the Welshman returns.

With Coquelin facing limited game time and the Hammers needing a strong and tenacious midfielder to shore up their defence, this deal seems to suit all involved.

Yet it does seem a tad strange that Wenger would sacrifice one of only two defensively minded midfielders he has at the club – unless, Wenger has eyes on an alternative, should Xhaka – who is prone to meandering, too – pick up an injury, he will have no experienced defensive midfielder.


Written by Michael Jones

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