The search for the midfield enforcer could soon be over as Arsenal step up the interest in highly-rated Swiss youngster Gökhan Inler.
The 24-year-old midfielder is one of the few Swiss players to impress at the European Champions and is believed to have a release fee of around £8million.
Liverpool had previously been linked with the player but boss Rafael Benitez has since turned his attention to Gareth Barry.
Arsenal are now in the race to sign Inlet from under the noses of Newcastle,The Toon are fuming as they thought they had a deal in the bag but now Wenger has shown an interest the deal has been set back.
Inler’s agent has been in talks with Newcastle for over a fortnight. But now Arsenal have come in the deal will hinge on who offers the best terms.
Inler who currently plays for serie A side Udinese comes very highly rated and has made a name for himself as being a hard man in midfield, Ive seen him play a number of times and he has impressed me with his work rate and his aggressive style. Inler also has a powerful long range shot with ether foot but is best know for his aggressive style of play,
Could be just the man to sit and hold the Arsenal midfield allowing the likes of Cesc and Nasri to express themselves as Inler sits back and gets suck in, IMO he is the missing part of the jigsaw.
|Full name||Gökhan Masera Inler|
|Date of birth||June 27, 1984|
|Place of birth||Olten, Switzerland|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11+1⁄2 in)|
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