Arsenal line up bid for Parma midfielder Afriyie Acquah

Parma’s Ghanaian midfielder Afriyie Acquah is emerging as a top target for Arsenal. The Sun says the 20-year-old has been likened to a young Michael Essien.

Parma’s Ghanaian midfielder Afriyie Acquah is emerging as a top target for Arsenal.

The Sun says the 20-year-old has been likened to a young Michael Essien.

Capped twice by the Black Stars, he is on a season-long loan from Parma’s Serie A rivals Palermo.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger now plans to have £8million-rated Acquah monitored at next month’s African Nations Cup.

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