Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger is determined to make an offer for Abidal in the winter market.
According to published British digital media, Arsenal would provide 4.1 million pounds (about 5 million euros) to ensure the French defense procurement, which is released in June.
Although talks between Abidal and FC Barcelona are still standing for a supposed renewal of Gaul, their minimal participation in recent games has shot the rumor mill, pointing to his departure imminent.
Abidal has four and a half seasons at Barcelona but it seems Wenger as short-term solution to their problems on defense, with almost the entire line injured.
Manchester City and PSG would also be interested in acquiring the services of Abidal, but in England say the Catalans rather work for Wenger. (via SPORT)