Arsenal MAKE offer to sign Marseille defensive midfielder

Arsenal has tabled an offer in attempts to sign Marseille’s Stephane Sparagna in the upcoming January window after it is revealed that his contract will expire in December, Metro reports.

The 19-year-old will become a free agent at the beginning of 2015, meaning Arsene Wenger can bring him to the Emirates without a transfer fee should the Ligue 1 side not decide to extend his deal.

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Sparagna is unlikely to remain with the club after suffering a number of injuries with his manager not prepared to risk keeping him if he is to always be left on the sidelines.

Originally used as a centre-back, the French youngster is beginning to grow into a complete defensive midfielder and has recently been dubbed as the next Mathieu Flamini.

The Gunners face some competition from Rennes, but it looks as though Wenger is currently in pole position to acquire the midfielder despite the fact that he is quite injury-prone.