Arsenal in the Hunt to Sign Manchester United's Nani

Adrian Agius@@agius2nvAnalyst IDecember 11, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31:  Nani of Manchester United celebrates his goal with Anderson (L) during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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In what could potentially prove to be one of the most unexpected moves of the winter transfer window, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly looking to bring Manchester United winger Nani to the Emirates. 

In a report published on ESPN, it is suggested that Arsenal are looking at replacing Theo Walcott for the Portuguese winger. The English International is yet to renew his contract with the Gunners and with time ticking away could be sold in order to avoid a free transfer situation out of the club.

As such, Arsenal are turning their attention to Nani, reportedly getting together a £20 million bid for the United man. With Nani's season being plagued by injury, he has fallen down Sir Alex Ferguson's pecking order and, with the World Cup looming, will want to get as much playing time under his belt as possible.

With Arsenal in a state of disarray following a shocking loss to Bradford in the Capital One Cup—along with a poor league standing—calls for drastic changes in London have been voiced. The acquisition of Nani could very well prove to be the catalyst to start this change at the club

This season, the 26-year-old has appeared seven times for United, netting just one goal. With his statistics a shadow of where they were at this time last season, perhaps a move away from Manchester—albeit to Arsenal or not—is necessary to revitalize his form.

Call it audacious, call it unlikely, call it ridiculous.

Whatever you call it, there is no doubting the possibility of Arsenal bringing Nani to the Emirates this winter.