There is reports from Spain claiming Arsenal is set to make a bid of 25 million pounds for Athletic Bilbao for 20-year-old youngster Iker Muniain. It is believed that Wenger has registered his interest with Athletic Bilbao and he is set to table a bid of 25 million pounds for the player even though the Basque club have reportedly told Arsenal they do not intend to sell the player.
Arsenal are currently in the market for new additions as the club battles with injuries to several key attacking players. Oxlade Chamberblain and Lukas Podoslk, Diaby, and Arteta are out carrying various degrees of injury which has made the club short. Iker Muniain is a versatile player who is highly rated in the Spanish La liga, he has even been tagged as the “Spanish Messi” by a section of the media.
Iker Muniain forced his way into the Bilbao’s first team in 2009 and he has ever since been one of Bilbao’s key players with well over 100 first team games played which is amazing for a player who is just 20 years old. He has been linked in the past to Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea.
Although Bilbao have made it clear the player is not for sale, Arsenal officials are however confident they have a chance of buying the player if Bilbao who are cash trapped gets an offer of at least 25 million pounds.