Arsenal Back In For M’Baye Niang – Reports


Arsenal could be set to reignite their interest in AC Milan fringe striker M’Baye Niang in the winter window. As a bright prospect in the Ligue 1, the Gunners were hot on his trail but lost out to the Serie A giants AC Milan but could be offered a second bite at the cherry as the youngster has struggled to hold down a first-team berth at the San Siro, and is believed to be concerned that his development and career might stall if his stay on the bench continues to linger.

That will certainly encourage Wenger to intensify his pursuit of him as the Gunners could offer him more first team football since they are currently short of striking options at the moment. So far this season, Arsenal have been heavily reliant on Giroud to deliver the goods as Bendtner and Park have proven to be unreliable back-up for him.

Arsenal are certainly not the only club interested him, Parma, Sampdoria and Genoa have all been credited with interests and are considering moves to sign him but Arsenal shouldn’t have problems convincing him to move to the Emirates should they be really interested because they can offer him not only more first team opportunities but also regular Champions League football. When will those Italian trio gain such pedigree?

I know Arsenal have been linked with more high profile striking options but in reality, chances of signing them in January is extremely remote. No top club will sell their best player mid-season and certainly not to a domestic rival. Niang is a decent player, at least better than our current back-up and with employers willing to let go. If Wenger is keen to sign a top striker in the summer, he could even take the youngster on loan, he will still do a decent job for us.