Arsenal set to make offer for Europa League winner as Khedira alternative

Arsenal are planning to make an offer to bring Stephane Mbia to the club on a free transfer after he was released by Queens Park Rangers, Daily Star reports.

The 28-year-old was sent on loan to Seville in the previous season where he made 30 appearances for the La Liga side before coming back a Europa league winner but is now set to leave QPR.

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Mbia is considered a player who can solve Arsene Wenger’s problem in defensive midfield, the role he has wanted to reinforce all summer.

It is believed that the holding midfielder will want to join the Gunners with a preferred £60,000 a week wages, which is a very reasonable alternative to the high demands of top target Sami Khedira.

However, Wenger will likely face competition for his signature with Newcastle, West Ham United, as well as Crystal Palace all wanting to add him to their ranks.