Arsenal news – Gunners want Odemwingie, Gervinho obstacles, Dortmund in for Bendtner

Gunners want Odemwingie.

Arsene Wenger has made an official approach to sign West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie, the Daily Mail has revealed.

The newspaper announced earlier in the month that the Arsenal manager was interested in the Nigerian but has now revealed that the Frenchman has now taken the next step towards signing the 29-year-old.

Odemwingie currently has one year remaining on his contract but it appears Wenger is willing to pay a fee to secure his services for the beginning of the coming season.

The former Lokomotiv Moscow player joined West Brom in August 2010 and scored 15 goals in 32 league appearances.

It is expected that Baggies boss Roy Hodgson will demand a respectable fee for his top goal scorer.

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Dortmund in for Bendtner.

Borussia Dortmund are preparing a bid for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner after they made an official approach for the Dane earlier in the summer, according to The Times.

The Bundesliga champions are not willing to pay the £12million that Arsenal have demanded for the 23-year-old who has three years remaining on his contract with the Gunners.

Bendtner has scored 45 goals in 156 appearances for the North London club over seven years and the forward has been looking for a way out of the Emirates since the end of the season in search of more first-team opportunities.

Gervinho obstacles.

Arsenal’s chase for Lille striker Gervinho has hit a few bumps as the French champions are increasing their asking price for the Ivorian, The Times reports.

The 24-year-old was a key player for Lille last season, helping the club to their third Ligue 1 title, scoring 15 goals and picking up ten assists in 36 league games, and has attracted the attention of several clubs in Europe.

Les Dogues are holding out for £14million for the striker, whereas Arsenal are reluctant to offer any more than £10.6million for the versatile forward.

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