With the announcement that Arsenal's rounded midfielder Mikel Arteta is set to miss three weeks of action due to a calf strain, focus is falling on Arsene Wenger in a more concentrated manner on whom the French man will add to his sides midfield. With only two and a half weeks left before the transfer window closes, it's unclear if any definite offers have been made.
Argentinian midfielder Lucas Biglia though is one possible target. His move away from Anderlecht appears imminent, with the 26 year old failing to turn up for the Belgian sides winter training camp in Turkey. Apparently manager John van den Brom is already lining up a suitable replacement for the Argentinian international.
Wenger has apparent competition from Norwich and Newcastle who also wish to add some grit to their midfield. At an estimated cost of £8 million it appears that the one time Independient player is in the type of reasonable price range that might be deemed possible value for money by the Arsenal manager.
Biglia could add the type of defensive steel missing from the Arsenal midfield, conspicuous today in their 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester City. And it is testament to the fact that despite playing outside of Europes' higher echelon of leagues, Biglia has still managed to break into Alejandro Zabella's Argentina side.
While Artete has been playing in a defensive midfield role, this is not his natural berth, so regardless of Arteta's injury the likes of Los Bigli could fit into the side and still allow Arteta to revert to a more creative role on his return. However the move for Biglia is far from done and with time running out, it's not a guaranteed one. But if it occurs, it could be a pretty worthwhile one for Arsenal in their attempts to eliminate their defensive frailties in midfield.