Arsenal to launch move for unsettled City ace

Micah Richards (Manchester City)Arsenal are plotting a January move for unsettled Manchester City ace Micah Richards, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The powerful defender is believed to be considering his future at the Etihad Stadium, with first-team opportunities limited in his two favoured roles of centre-back and right-back.

Richards has 18 months remaining on his current contract, and although he is open to staying with the Sky Blues, he is desperate to play regularly in a bid to get his career back on track after a series of injury setbacks.

This has alerted Arsene Wenger, who is ready to spend £10m to lure the burly enforcer to London.

The Frenchman is known to be a huge fan of the 25-year-old, and sees him as an ideal long-term replacement for Bacary Sagna – who looks set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Wenger is ready to tempt him with regular action in the build-up to the World Cup, which could book him a spot on the plane for the showpiece tournament in Brazil.

Newcastle are also in the race, but the lure of Champions League football and a title challenge at the Emirates Stadium is likely to put the Gunners ahead in the race for Richards’ services.

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