Arsenal have yet to bring a defensive midfielder in during the transfer window and following the potential deal for Sami Khedira falling away, the question is will they? and who will it be?
The FA Cup and FA Community Shield winners have had a strong summer already bringing in four new faces most notably of course the Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, but one of the more weaker positions within the Arsenal squad remains at defensive midfield.
Of course they have got players in that position such as Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta but it seems quite clear that a stronger and better player is needed to anchor the midfield if Arsenal are going to challenge at the very top this season.
Arsenal were heavily linked with Sami Khedira all summer but it looks as though that deal won’t happen with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger saying in a press conference that the club “were never close to signing him”
Whilst it looks as though the Khedira deal is dead in the water, who else could Wenger turn to?
William Carvalho – The young Portuguese player is shining bright in the Premiera Liga for Sporting Lisbon and has all the ability to become a future star, was linked with Manchester United earlier in the summer and now speculation that a move to the Emirates isn’t out of the question although the £37m price-tag may put Wenger off.
Javi Martinez – It would fit in perfectly with the needs that Arsenal have currently, short at centre-back and in the defensive midfield position, Martinez can play either position with ease, at 25 he is a player entering his prime and with the quality at Bayern Munich being so high, he may find himself looking for first-team football soon.
Will Wenger make any of these two his 5th signing of the summer? or will the Prof dig deep from within the dept of his squad to provide the needed quality to see the Gunners through to title success this season? only time will tell.