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Arsenal boss Wenger sees Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa as Cesc replacement

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is weighing up a second Japanese signing in six months.

After clinching Ryo Miyaichi's work permit yesterday, Wenger is now exploring the prospect of landing Japan star Shinji Kagawa from German champions Borussia Dortmund.

Wenger has Kagawa under consideration should he be forced to sell either Cesc Fabregas or Samir Nasri in the remaining weeks of the summer market.

Kagawa has been a long-term target for Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and confessed earlier this summer: "If I get a formal offer, I'll be strongly interested in listening to what they have to say.

"The Premiership is one of the leagues I want to challenge. If it is (United), I'll be still more eager to go and try and see how much I can do there."

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