Arsene Wenger’s search for a new central midfielder to purchase in the January transfer window may well be over, as long-term target Grzegorz Krychowiak is set to leave Sevilla.
It’s claimed this morning that due to the Spanish outfit having practically completed the signing of Lucho Gonzalez, Krychowiak is no longer needed at the club. As such it opens the door for Arsenal to move in with a bid for the 24-year-old, who has garnered a reputation for being a tough-tackling midfielder.
Fans may remember the Poland international for causing a stir when he joked that he’d agreed a move to England back in December, before backtracking on Twitter and revealing it was a joke.
Other news isn’t quite as rosy, as it appears that the Gunners will be without both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy for a number of weeks.
Arteta has suffered a setback in his bid to recover from ankle and calf injuries, whilst his French counterpart dislocated a shoulder during the win over Stoke. Since then it's been confirmed that Arteta could be out for up to three months, with Wenger now surely going to be forced to recruit a new midfielder.
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Mesut Ozil's return from injury is sure to boost the squad but the Gunners still remain without Jack Wilshere, and if Arsenal are to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City they need more strength in depth.
- Marcelo Brozovic could well be on his way to the Emirates Stadium this month, with Dinamo Zagreb wanting to use a portion of the £6 million they'd receive for the Croatia star in order to fund their signing of Manchester United's Angelo Henriquez. It's claimed an improved offer for Brozovic has been submitted by Arsenal, and the club are now happy to negotiate.
- Wenger is rumoured to have told the Arsenal board that he wants to have made at least two signings by the time the January window slams shut, with a number of players being linked with north London. Of all the supposed top teams in England the Emirates outfit are in the most need of improvement, but that can only happen if funds are available.