According to various reports in France last night and this morning, Arsenal are currently in an advance negotiation with St. Etienne to sign Josuha Guilavogui before the transfer window closes by September 2.
Arsenal are desperate for a new defensive midfielder even they though have reportedly concluded the signing of Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer due to injuries to Arteta and Diaby. It is believed Wenger sees the tough tackling midfielder ( Josuha Guilavogui ) as the ideal defensive midfield signing for Arsenal and as such he is ready to go out for the young French midfielder.
Josuha Guilavogui was his club’s best player last season. He is defensively very strong and has a good range of passing. He has been tagged the next Patrick Vieira by sections of the French media. Aside Arsenal, there is also interest from high spending Monaco and PSG.
If signed, Guilavogui will be the second player Arsenal will be signing from the French league this season. Earlier this summer, Arsenal signed Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from French second division club Auxerre on a free transfer.