According to reports from Sky Sports, Arsenal are preparing to spend some of the cash they will get for Robin van Persie, on Anderlecht's Lucas Biglia.

The report claims that the Argentine midfielder could be Arsene Wenger's first choice to replace Alex Song. The Independent newspaper reports Song is inching closer to a switch to Barcelona.

Biglia plays a similar role to the one Song occupies for the Gunners. He is a defensive-minded midfielder, agile and smart enough to protect the back four.

Biglia is a little more technically-refined than Song and also boasts superior positional sense. Song is often guilty of leaving his position on an ill-timed foray forward.

This can leave Arsenal's back line exposed to quick counters. A more disciplined defensive anchor would certainly aid the Gunners' suspect defense.

Biglia isn't shy about getting forward when the opportunity presents itself, but is a little more selective picking his moments. He is a sure passer, but would face a challenge adapting to the rugged nature of the English Premier League.

Of course nobody has declared that Song will be allowed to leave Arsenal. The Cameroon ace has three years remaining on his current contract and has steadlily improved since earning more first-team action in 2008.

What does seem clear though, is that Arsenal haven't finished looking at ways to strengthen the squad during the current transfer window.

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