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Having sold Alex Song to Barcelona in the summer, Arsenal are eyeing Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Luis Gustavo as a potential January target and a player capable of replacing Song in the heart of midfield.
The Mirror claims that manager Arsene Wenger has identified Gustavo as a potential transfer target and could follow up with a bid in the January transfer window. Gustavo is reportedly keen on a move away from Bayern due to lack of regular first team action.
Brazilian midfielder Gustavo moved to the Bavarians from Hoffenheim and has played for his country twice since. He is currently injured and expected back after the winter break but is unhappy with his situation at the club. Javi Martinez was bought in the summer which has pushed Gustavo further down the pecking order making it hard for him to regain his place in the team.
Arsenal sold Song to the Catalan giants in the summer and hoped to replace him internally, marking Abou Diaby to be the new midfield enforcer. However, the Frenchman has been plagued with injuries and Wenger is keen to add reinforcements in the winter transfer window. Jack Wilshere has returned from injury but the poor performance of his team in the league so far have forced Wenger to look at more options, Gustavo being high up on his shortlist.
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