It seems Arsenal are wasting no time filling the void created by Alex Song's departure to Barcelona.

Just one day after Arsenal.com confirmed Song will join the Catalan giants, the Daily Mail reports that the Gunners will secure Nuri Sahin as his replacement in the next 24 hours.

The Turkey international will join Arsenal on loan for the season from La Liga champions Real Madrid. Sahin's addition will soften the blow of losing Song and help improve the technical quality of Arsenal's midfield.

Sahin is a quick-thinking midfielder, able to deliver intelligent and accurate passes from both deep and advanced areas. He combines flair with tenacity and shouldn't take long to adapt to the English Premier League.

The 23-year-old can form a vital partnership alongside Mikel Arteta at the heart of Arsenal's midfield. Arteta's poise with Sahin's energy and creativity, should help restore the style Arsenal have been known for under cerebral manager Arsene Wenger.

By moving for Sahin so quickly, Wenger will show that Arsenal can still entice high-profile names to North London. It also demonstrates that despite losing Song and Robin van Persie, Arsenal are serious about competing for the Premier League title.

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