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EXCLUSIVE: Arsene Wenger sends scouts to watch Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah

Published on: 18 April 2014
Afriyie Acquah is being monitored by Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is sending a senior scout to Italy this weekend to watch Afriyie Acquah after shortlisting him as a top-summer transfer target.

A confidential source at the Emirates revealed the defensive midfielder will be watched when Parma host Inter Milan in Saturday’s Serie A tie at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

‘‘It was concluded last week Monday that Acquah be scouted more aggressively due to his sterling form and irreplaceable qualities of Michael Essien,” the source told

‘‘We understand one of the senior scouts will be heading to Parma this week, on the instructions of Wenger [Arsene] to watch the midfielder.

“It’s very certain that Arsenal will bid for him in the summer because the club see him as a relatively cheap substitute to the more established talents in his position.’’

This is not the first time that Arsenal want to look at the Ghana international midfielder.

Arsenal had announced a scout was to go the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to monitor him but he did not make Ghana’s list.

Acquah has been in superb form this season where he has made 14 starts in 23 appearances.


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  • Benny says:
    April 18, 2014 09:52 pm
    Winger will bring the best out of Afriyie Acquah.I hope the story is true.I hope AA give this guy a go in Brazil.
  • johnny says:
    April 18, 2014 09:54 pm
    Good luck, young man. This lad and Stephen Adams definitely should be invited and fielded in the upcoming friendlies. They are void enough for Brazil.