Arsenal ‘monitoring Hamburg’s defensive midfielder Tolgay Arslan’

November 21, 2014 admin No comments


Tolgay Arslan is believed to be a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal are reportedly keeping a close eye on Hamburg’s defensive midfielder Tolgay Arslan ahead of a prospective move for the 24-year-old next year.

According to The Mail, The Gunners have already been in contact with the midfielder’s representatives as the player will become a free agent next summer when his current deal with Hamburg expires.

It is claimed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to sign a defensive midfielder next year, with the Germany under-21 international fitting the Gunners’ style of play, although Arslan is believed to want wages of about £40,000 a week to move to north London.

The midfielder – who is of Turkish descent – was born in Germany and chose to represent the World Cup winners despite originally playing for his country of origin.

The 24-year-old plays in the holding midfield role, but started his career as a striker before being pushed back into midfield.

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