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Arturo Vidal to Arsenal transfer rumours refuse do die downReuters

Arsenal have completed the £21million signing of Arturo Vidal from Juventus, or so the reports would want you to believe.

"Vidal to Arsenal" this summer has been the transfer story of "Vidal to Manchester United" last summer, and every week some report or the other will ensure that this particular rumour, transfer or done deal, depending on how you want to look at it, does not die down.

The latest reports coming out of Chile, from La Stampa, suggest Vidal will sign for Arsenal once Chile complete their Copa America 2015 campaign at home. Reports in Spain, via Cadena Cope, claim the transfer is 90% done, while the Daily Telegraph believes Arsenal have beaten Manchester United to the signing of the box-to-box midfielder.

Last summer, the same "will he, won't he" situation happened with Vidal constantly linked with a move to Manchester United. That transfer did not go through in the end, and Vidal ended up staying in Turin, where he won a domestic double, while also reaching the Champions League final.

While arguments can be made for and against Vidal signing for Arsenal, one man, who knows a thing or two about winning titles under Arsene Wenger, believes this is the kind of signing that the North London club need to make this summer.

"I think the players who are already there are great, but for me I want to see speed," Arsenal "Invincible" Freddie Ljungberg told Sport360. "There were some rumours about Vidal, a great player, and he gets fuming if he loses the ball, so I like that. That kind of player would be great for the club.

"Look at [Alexis] Sanchez. After the World Cup in South Africa I said I wanted us to buy him, when he was at Udinese.

"He is quality but he also works hard as well. He has speed. When he loses the ball he still fights for it and that's what I like to see."

Apparently, Sanchez is playing a big part in Vidal's proposed move to Arsenal, with the Arsenal star raving about life at the Emirates to his Chile international teammate.

If the move does eventually happen, no doubt, Sanchez would have had a hand in convincing Vidal Arsenal are the right club, but seeing how long the club are taking just to announce the Petr Cech transfer from Chelsea, expect a few more twists and turns before this particular story is put to bed.