More sources are reporting that Arsene Wenger is keen to take his search for a new midfielder forward.

The Gunners lost Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini at the end of last season as Granit Xhaka was brought in to help fill the void in that department.

With the future of Alexis Sanchez still uncertain while Santi Cazorla’s contract is set to expire in six months, Arsenal may have more replacing to do in the attacking midfield area.

As a result, Arsene Wenger has turned his focus to the addition of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura, who would be his second signing of the January transfer window after the arrival of Cohen Bramall this week.

According to the Express, there are more details to the rumour which broke yesterday and Arsenal have apparently been in direct contact with the 24-year-old Brazilian star.

The Gunners have already failed in their pursuit of another attacking midfielder after Julian Draxler opted to join PSG despite being offered a route to the Emirates stadium.

However, it is reasonable to assume that following the acquisition of the German, the Ligue 1 champions will be willing to let go of Moura, whom they signed from Sao Paulo for $46.2 million (£38 million) in 2012.

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