It has been a very successful season for Arsenal in terms of winning silverware, completing big transfers and paying off stadium debt.
The addition of Mesut Ozil last August was a great boost for the Gunners and this move added some important traits to the Arsenal squad. There was added excitement, optimism, quality, depth which all lead to success in the FA Cup.
Another signing that potentially lead Arsenal to success was the much underrated Mathieu Flamini. This free transfer was very successful, although before he made a real impact Arsene Wenger was criticised by fans and the press for not spending enough.
However it seemed like the 'professor' knew what he was doing and Flamini provided cover in front of the defence, which Arsenal had lacked.
Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta were left to adapt to this role but none of them are born defensive players. They all love an attack which Ramsey showed over the course of the campaign and Wilshere too with the goal of the season assisted by Olivier Giroud.
Flamini physically cannot be available for every game due to his ongoing leg injury and he will soon have to be replaced as he is getting older now.
It was remarkable to see Ozil come in last summer, but this year with four signings being made within the first month of the transfer window, which clearly shows Arsenal are becoming more financially able to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
But if Arsenal want to progress on this FA Cup victory, and aim for something bigger like the Premier League, surely it is now time to spend big on a defensive midfielder.
Pogba the missing piece?
There have been a range of reports and rumours that the French international Paul Pogba is the player Arsenal have identified to fill in this gap n their midfield. Now lots of players have been dubbed as the next Vieira including Song, Matuidi and if Abou Diaby wasn't injury prone, he would be the closest to the old Arsenal captain's playing style.
Likewise, Pogba has this tag placed upon him by the media. There's no denying his quality and he is certainly a major asset to Juventus making committed tackles and interceptions left right and centre.
He also has a very successful pass completion and is famously known on Youtube, Fifa and Vine for his long shots which tend to find the back of the net.
Pogba is a player with a lot of potential and already has that something special at the age of 21. The young powerhouse would come at a hefty price, but if Wenger aims to win the title once more before his historic career ends, I see this move as vital and there's no doubt his contribution will bring Arsenal success in the future once the boss retires.
How Arsenal could look
The move for Pogba would see Arsenal potentially line-up in a modified 4-2-3-1
GK: W. Szczesny
RB: M. Debuchy
CB: P. Mertesacker
CB: L. Koscielny
LB: K. Gibbs
CDM: P. Pogba
CM: A. Ramsey
RAM: T. Walcott
CAM: M. Ozil
LAM: S. Cazorla
ST: A. Sanchez
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