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Arsenal target hands in transfer request?

Arsenal target hands in transfer request?

Moutinho wants Monaco exit

Arsenal could reportedly get their hands on one of Portugal's best in the upcoming transfer window.

The Gunners had been linked with a move for AS Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho, as manager Arsene Wenger was keen on signing up a long-term replacement for club-captain Mikel Arteta.

However, the speculation was later rubbished by Monaco, who claimed that the player was not for sale in the near future.

According to The Mirror, a new twist has developed to the transfer story, with Moutinho seemingly believed to have placed a transfer request ahead of a potential switch away from the Principality outfit in the New Year.

Moutinho has scored two goals in 16 games for Monaco this season.