Date: 23rd November 2012 at 3:20pm
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The start of the winter season marks the begining of transfer speculations. As the January window draws closer, clubs and players alike begin to pay close attention to potential suiters.

Arsenal, alongside Manchester United, are rumoured to be linked with a move for Celtic’s Victor Wanyama.

The recent link has been down to the Kenyan’s recent performances in the Champions league, which, if I must say, have been nothing short of brilliant.

Former Celtic favourite Craig Burley believes Wanyama is destined to play in the Premier League, and claims it’s only a matter of when, rather than if, the 21-year-old will move south of the border.

‘I think we’ll see Victor Wanyama in the Premier League eventually.

‘Neil Lennon has been quite coy about him, claiming it will take £20million [to get him away from Celtic] but he’s just trying to protect his player and protect his club.

‘Working as I am at the moment in England, I know a lot of clubs are interested in him.

‘One downside to Celtic’s good run in the Champions League is that all these top players, who are playing well, are coming more to the attention of top Premier League and European clubs.’

He added:

‘If Celtic are going to lose players in the next couple of years they’ve got to make sure they get top dollar.’

Should he make a move to England, I believe Arsenal could seriously contend for his signature. The only question that remains unanswered – would he be able to cut it at The Emirates?

The way I see it, he could become a good player for our club.

The holding midfielder, who can also play in defence, is a very consistent performer and is excellent in dictating play from the middle of the park. In addition, he is a powerful figure and likes to get stuck in as well.

To me, I see him as a much closer replacement to Alex Song, who left for Barcelona in the summer.

Francis Coquelin is good in this role but is somewhat more of a box-to-box midfielder, like Abou Diaby.

Nonetheless, I’d like to see Wanyama at Arsenal, as he would offer competition to the likes of Mikel Arteta and co, as well as add more squad depth.

Would Wanyama fit the bill at Arsenal?

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