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Time was when Arsenal style of play was akin to that of Catalan Club Barcelona but the recent display of the Gunners under the same manager Arsene Wenger leaves so much to be desired – the Gunners are easily outplayed, outscored and out-muscled in recent times.
Arsene Wenger had built his football ideology on ball retention, that sees the midfield hold on to possession and offer threats in attack creatively. However, there are particular players that brings this to bare and players like Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla are worthy to note, with their finesse in play.
The presence of Santi Cazorla in the middle of the pack for Arsenal in the penultimate season and last ensured that the Gunner fared well. He picked up a niggling injury in Arsenal’s Champions League game against Ludogrets last term and this began our predicament in the League.
Arsene Wenger has bolstered his squad this summer but his midfield still looks thread bare. Granit Xhaka and Aaron are the midfielders on which Arsenal will anchor play but Arsenal fans are grinning from ear to ear as they clamour for Leon Goretzka to be signed.
Arsenal will be without Santi Cazorla is on a lengthy injury hiatus and there are increasing speculation over the future of Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny.
Goretzka dubbed as a complete midfield who does better the work of Ramsey, he plays in his position and has an eye for goal. He is adept at providing assist, a great tackler and intercepts the ball with ease, he does almost everything and Arsenal should break the bank for this one.
The midfielder is in the final year of his contract with Schalke 04 and Arsenal are scouring the possibility of signing him. He featured on 30 Bundesliga games for the German Club and provided five assist with five goals.