There are reports that Super Eagles and Chelsea Football Club of England midfielder, John Obi Mikel could be on his way to Arsenal Football Club, as Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to cough out £12m (about N4.3bn) to bring the midfielder to the Emirates stadium.
It was disclosed that Mikel‘s recent resurgence at Chelsea has heightened Wenger’s interest in the player.
Mikel has been very crucial in Guus Hiddink-led Chelsea, a situation that has inspired the Arsenal manager to land the Nigerian as it is understood that the French manager is considering a move for him.
The arrival of Petr Cech has indicated the importance of signing experienced players, rather than grooming players at the Emirates and the Arsenal manager is now poised to employ the services of the Nigerian.
It should also be noted that the Gunners have arguably been missing an authoritative central midfielder since the departures of Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva, and while Francis Coquelin has suggested that he can fill the void, the midfielder’s injury risks leaves the north London side short for the title run in.
There are strong indications that Chelsea would be willing to cash in on the player for a bid of £12 million.