Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Arsenal Could Make £10m Swoop For Downing

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is preparing to make a £10 million move for Liverpool’s Stewart Downing, according to reports.

Wenger has tried to sign Downing before as a replacement for Samir Nasri but was outbid by Liverpool. Now he believes he can salvage Downing’s career after a disappointing time at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers does not want Downing and has previously criticized the 28-year-old for a lack of work-rate. He has been out-of-favour at the club after his £20 million switch to the club.

Downing has 34 England caps and was signed by Kenny Dalglish following an in-form season with Aston Villa but came under fire when he failed to score or assist in his first season.

Last week reports suggested that Downing’s former club Middlesbrough were also interested in having him back.

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