Hugo Rodallega is in Arsene Wenger’s sights.
The Wigan striker has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal who have had an inquiry for the player denied.
The Gunners are indeed long-time admirers of Rodallega after the Colombian star was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates stadium during the 2009/10 season.
And after Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho’s temporal departure to the African Cup of Nations, Wenger has been left with Park-Chu Young as the only natural striker to back up Robin van Persie.
Following Sunday’s frustrating defeat to Manchester United – Arsenal’s third in three league games – the Gunners boss appears to have made a move to restore Arsenal’s fire power.
According to Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth, Wigan are unwilling to sell the 26-year-old striker to Arsenal at the moment.
“The latest from the DW Stadium is that Wigan have rejected an inquiry from two Premier League clubs for Hugo Rodalllega. The clubs are understood to be QPR who have also requested for Victor Moses and Arsenal FC.” Sheth reported.