Premier League – Wenger admits Ben Arfa interest

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he is interested in signing Lyon’s France international left winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

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Ben Arfa is one of the most sought-after young players in Europe after impressing for Lyon in the last few seasons.

Manchester United were linked with a move for the 21-year-old and team-mate Karim Benzema last month, while Tottenham have held a long-term interest in Ben Arfa.

The young midfielder, who is of Tunisian descent, still has two years to run on his Stade Gerland contract and Lyon are hoping to tie him down to a new long-term deal.

Wenger is a big admirer of his fellow Frenchman and admits he would be at the head of the queue if Ben Arfa became available.

“If Ben Arfa is for sale, then we are very interested,” Wenger said in The Sun.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have also been linked with a move for Barnsley‘s German goalkeeper Heinz Muller.

The 29-year-old impressed earlier this season at Oakwell before suffering a serious knee injury which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Wenger could be in the market for a new keeper in the summer as doubts surround the future of Jens Lehmann.

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