Arsenal are planning a surprise £7m January move for West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, according to reports from The Mirror.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is expected to delve into the transfer market in the New Year in a bid to keep his side in the title race, and has targeted the 26-year-old.

Mulumbu has been impressive for the Baggies for some time, earning much praise for his combative displays.

Wenger is believed to have been impressed by the Democratic Republic of Congo international and is ready to make a serious offer.

The Frenchman is aware that his midfield lacks a little physicality, which is a problem that the burly enforcer would ease.