Arsenal are considering the possibility of making an offer for Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Joshua Guilavogui, according to the Metro.
The Frenchman would certainly be a cheaper option, with Guilavogui having been put up for sale by Atletico after struggling to settle in the Spanish capital after arriving from St. Etienne, to whom he returned on loan for a part of last season.
Guilavogui would be available for around £11.5m, but Arsenal do face competition from Wolfsburg for his signature, and will be wary of the German club after losing to them in the race to sign Luiz Gustavo last summer. Despite his struggles at the Vicente Calderon, Wenger believes Guilavogui is capable of filling the holding midfield role which he has struggled to fill since the departure of Alexandre Song in 2012.
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