Arsenal Table £8Million Bid For Samba can confirm that Arsenal have bid £8Million for Blackburn defender Christopher Samba.

The Gunners tabled their bid today and are awaiting a reply from the Ewood Park club.

Arsene Wenger wants to secure a centre back as soon as possible to appease the fans after yet another season riddled with goals conceded from set-pieces.

The Congolese defender will provide the aerial dominance that Arsenal have been lacking, but Blackburn may holdout for a larger fee for their captain who has been one of their star performers this season.

Samba, 27, signed a contract extension in January until summer 2015.