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Arsenal transfer news: Florentin Pogba lined up by Arsene Wenger for shock summer move from St Etienne

Powerful centre-back could find himself as the Emirates next summer as Wenger prepares to embark on spending spree

ARSENAL are reportedly targeting a shock move for St Etienne star Florentin Pogba – brother of Manchester United star Paul.

The central defender has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years but has suffered his fair share of injury problems this season.

Arsenal are reportedly interested in St Etienne defender Florentin Pogba

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Arsenal are reportedly interested in St Etienne defender Florentin Pogba

However, TeamTalk claims Arsene Wenger is a fan and could launch a bid to bring a second Pogba to the Premier League.


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Man Utd ace Paul set the bar high when he made a world-record £89million move last summer, and the pair eventually faced off in the Europa League in February.

But Florentin could soon find himself centre-stage at Arsenal following Wenger’ switch to a three-man defence.

And it appears the bookies think Pogba is heading for north London after his odds of joining Arsenal were slashed from 7/4 to 4/1.

The centre-back is brother of Manchester United star Paul

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The centre-back is brother of Manchester United star Paul
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Pogba could fit perfectly into Arsene Wenger's new three-man defence

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Pogba could fit perfectly into Arsene Wenger's new three-man defence

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Punters are positive Pogba will become a Gunner this summer.”

The French tactician is out of contract this summer but is expected to pen a new two-year deal before embarking on a huge spending spree.

But Wenger will first have to get rid of current players before bringing in fresh faces, with Olivier Giroud looking set for a move to Marseille.

The Frenchman is planning to embark on a spending spree

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The Frenchman is planning to embark on a spending spree

Alexandre Lacazette is a target to replace Olivier Giroud in attack

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Alexandre Lacazette is a target to replace Olivier Giroud in attack

Jack Wilshere will consider offers from China, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be offered a £100,000-a-week contract to keep him from quitting.

Hector Bellerin is also being targeted by Barcelona, but Wenger could allay fans’ fears by completing a £50m swoop for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.