Mikel Arteta closes in on Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid following two-year chase

Mikel Arteta
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Mikel Arteta's long-running pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Moussa Diaby finally looks set to bear fruit, with the winger keen on a switch to the Gunners this summer.

That is according to transfer market guru Fabrizio Romano, who claims the only potential banana skin may be late interest from Newcastle United. Arsenal have been monitoring the 23 year old for more than two years, according to Romano, and will finally launch an official bid at the end of the current season. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.