End of Coquelin ? – Arsenal set to table sensational bid for £35m rated – report

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Arsenal have made Tottenham’s midfielder Moussa Sissoko a January target as they look to continue their push for a Champions League place.

With Sissoko joining Spurs for £35m on Deadline Day before the start of last season, many were quick to label the signing a panic buy – especially given the performances that followed. However, Sissoko has begun to settle in at Spurs – scoring twice this season and proving effective in spells.

According to the Sun, Sissoko is being targeted by Arsenal – with manager Arsene Wenger looking to reshape his midfield options and his attacking options. Arsenal have enquired about the availability of Sissoko in the summer, but a late push for a move fell short.

This recent turn in form will certainly raise the asking price for Sissoko – with Daniel Levy often stringent when it comes to selling players. Rated at £22m, it may take more than this to pry Sissoko away from Wembley in January.

The Gunners currently find themselves 6th in the Premier League ranking. Arsenal have been in poor run this season with none of the current midfielders living up to task at the Emirates.

Already armed with goals from midfield with Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and looking to replace Francis Coquelin, Sissoko would provide industry and defensive work to help grind out results against top sides. With Spurs already showing their depth this season, they could afford to lose the Frenchman and invest elsewhere.

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