Bison the Gunner: Essien to replace Arteta at Arsenal?


Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien has been linked with a potential move English giants Arsenal.

The Daily Express reports that the former Chelsea midfielder, currently with AC Milan, could be a target for Arsene Wenger in the wake of a fresh injury crisis at the Emirates which has seen Mikel Arteta ruled out for three months.

Arsenal are in search for an experienced, athletic and strong campaigner in the form of Essien who may prove the best stopgap until a permanent star can be located at the gunners.

Asked about the possibility of a move to the Emirates, Essien’s agent Fabrizio Ferrari said: “I don’t think he [Essien] will extend his contract… it’s difficult to predict what will happen.”

The 32-year-old’s contract in Milan runs out in the summer.

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