After disaster on the opening day of the Premier League season, Arsenal need a host of new signings if they are to have any hope of success this season. These are just three midfielders that Arsenal can buy to strengthen their squad:
Marouane Fellaini was a revelation for Everton last season, with his performances one of the driving forces behind Everton’s success. His height and strength are something that Arsenal have been lacking in midfield since the departure of Patrick Vieira and many believe that Fellaini is the Vieira replacement fans have been waiting for. His ability to go forward and score goals and get assists, as well as his ability to defend as well as any centre-back, make him a formidable foe to play against. Fellaini may want to leave Everton this summer and Everton are willing to allow him to leave for the right price, believed to be around £25 million. Arsenal can and should splash the cash on Fellaini. If they want a defensive midfielder, he is the man to get.
Paul Pogba is one of the biggest mistakes of Sir Alex Ferguson’s career. Pogba was with Manchester United for three years but failed to break into the United team, making just three appearances. Ferguson might have seen Pogba as a cocky kid who was too big for his boots and he offloaded him to Juventus. Since signing for Juventus, the 20-year-old has been a fixture in their starting 11. Comfortable in both attack and defence, Pogba could be the best signing available to Arsenal, as he will definitely improve as his age increases. Wenger has made his fondness for Pogba known in the past, with Arsenal trying to sign him on at least two previous occasions. It is still unknown whether Pogba would be willing to leave a team who won their league last year for a team who struggle to get fourth position. Juventus have said Pogba is not for sale but if Arsenal decide to spend some of their money, we could see him in the red and white of Arsenal this season.
Yoann Gourcuff has been described by French legend David Ginola as the best French player of his generation. Unfortunately, Gourcuff has had a career plagued by bad luck. In his career so far, Gourcuff has only played for one non-French side, AC Milan, and has won trophies with every club he has played for. Unfortunately, his talents have been wasted in the French League, where he has failed to play European football and get himself noticed on the world stage. Some people may have never heard of Gourcuff if he had not been linked with Arsenal in nearly every transfer window for the last few years. This summer, however, Gourcuff will be leaving his current side and is reportedly desperate for a move to Arsenal, where he would link up with one of his biggest admirers in football, Arsene Wenger. Gourcuff is the cheapest and easiest option for Arsenal but if the North London club want a world class player, they need Fellaini or Pogba.
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