Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger impressed by West Ham’s Mo Diame
Arsenal transfers: Gunners manager Arsene Wenger says that he has been impressed by West Ham's Mohamed Diame this season
Arsene Wenger admits that he has been impressed by West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame this season, amid mounting reports Arsenal could swoop for the midfielder.
The Senegal international has been in sparkling form this term, with his performances helping to propel the Hammers into the top half of the Premier League.
Diame reportedly has a £3.5m release clause in his contract after completing a switch to West Ham from Wigan Athletic during the summer.
It has prompted interest from a host of top-flight clubs, and Wenger has taken not of Diame’s match-winning displays, particularly in a 3-1 victory over Chelsea.
“He has a great presence and can drive the midfield,” said Wenger.
“I’ve seen him in games where he’s had a big impact, for example against Chelsea. ”
Last week, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce played down the chances of Diame completing a possible switch across London to the Gunners.
“You are always worried about losing players but we have not had a bid from Arsenal for Diame. I can’t see where he would fit into their side,” said Allardyce.