Lee Dixon tells Arsenal to sign this Premier League star in January

Lee Dixon believes that Arsenal should make a bid to sign Victor Wanyama from Southampton in January

Lee Dixon has urged Arsene Wenger to splash the cash on bringing Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama to Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The north London side have inevitably been linked with a host of players as the mid-season transfer window looms large.

Wenger’s side moved to the top of the Premier League on Sunday thanks to their comfortable 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park, with many tipping the Gunners as capable of mounting a serious title challenge this season.

Saints star Wanyama is one player to have been touted as a potential target for the north London side in recent days.

And despite Gunners boss Wenger playing down the chances of a move for Wanyama last week, Dixon believes that the Kenyan could be the man to help Arsenal sustain a genuine title challenge.

Dixon told BreatheSport: “I would probably go for Wanyama, a holding midfield player.

“I think they probably should have signed [Morgan] Schneiderlin in the summer when they had the chance that was a missed opportunity, especially know with [Francis] Coquelin out injured.

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“We do need somebody in that position, so I’d go with Wanyama.”

Arsenal now have a week off to prepare for their crunch Premier League showdown with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Monday 21 December.

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