Wigan Athletic are reportedly in talks to sign Arsenal youngster Miguel Azeez, with Gunners icon Kolo Toure keen to bring the midfielder to the Latics this January.

According to the Daily Mail, the Invincible-turned-manager is eager to add more quality options to his Wigan squad as the Lancashire side sit bottom of the Championship table, with Azeez freshly back in England having returned from Spanish side UD Ibiza.

A Hale End talent who many Arsenal fans had big things for, Azeez’s career is yet to get off the ground despite emerging in recent years as one of the most exciting players coming out of the north London club.

However, Azeez, who was labelled as ‘outstanding’ by former Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley, could now have a chance to redeem himself at Wigan, with Toure a coach who could get the best out of the Arsenal youngster this season.

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Hype can be the last thing a young player needs in their career, and Azeez has certainly fallen for this age-old trick, with the 20-year-old midfielder seemingly further away from breaking into the Arsenal first-team than when the youngster first emerged in 2020.

However, the right loan spell with the right coach can change all of that, and Azeez signing for Toure’s Wigan could do just that this season, with the former Ivory Coast international aware of what it means to play for the Arsenal.

The retired defender was a key member of Arsene Wenger’s Invincible’s season and Arsenal’s run to the 2006 UEFA Champions League final. And Toure now coaching a youngster as talented as Azeez could be exactly what the youngster needs to get his career back on track.

Moreover, Wigan’s precarious situation in the Championship means that Azeez will have to mature quickly if he is to survive at the club, with Latic supporters hoping that the former England youth international can be a driving force to survive relegation back down to League One.

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