Arsenal get Green Light on defensive midfield transfer target

Arsenal were linked with a number of possible players that could come in and strengthen the central midfield area, which many fans and football pundits feel is the club’s Achilles heel. And one of the players that the Gunners were most strongly linked with is now looking like a very realistic transfer target in the January transfer window, according to a Daily Star report.

There were reports that Arsene Wenger had made a bid to sign William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon this summer, but the Portuguese club apparently refused to move on the release clause in the talented 22-year old’s contract and that was too much for Arsenal.