Date: 6th January 2012 at 6:00pm
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Several reports are suggesting that Arsenal are looking into the availability of Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson.

It is thought that Richardson is looking to move back to his hometown of Greenwich, London, and Arsene Wenger maybe tempted to offer the 27-year-old the move he desires.

Richardson has been with Sunderland for almost four years now after joining from Manchester United in a £5.5 million move. However, I am not overly convinced that Martin O’Neill would let one of his first-team regulars leave Sunderland, but stranger things have happened in football.

The thing on everyone’s mind would probably be – do we really need him? I know we are going to probably lose Andrey Arshavin during the month, but is the link between Richardson and Arsenal just another one of those rumours that have appeared out of nothing and will end up turning into nothing?

To be fair, Richardson could be useful if we indeed sign him, as he is a very versatile player and one who can play at the problematic left-back position. However, there are probably better options out there for Wenger to consider before he potentially makes a move for the former United winger.

Personally, I doubt we will see this transfer go through, although I have seen it mentioned on quite a few sites now which is a bit concerning…

Article courtesy of Iain Culverhouse at Gunnershpere