Arsenal could still make a move for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak before the close of the transfer window.
As reported by the Independent, the club's hierarchy could activate the player's £21.2 million release clause, despite Arsene Wenger insisting that he's happy with his defensive-midfield options at the Emirates.
The north London outfit have utilised youngster Francis Coquelin in the position of late, while they also have the duo of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini at their disposal.
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However, if reports are to be believed, the Gunners could add to their midfield options sooner rather than later.
Perhaps, then, the club will swoop for Krychowiak, who enjoyed an impressive season in La Liga last time round, as he secured a place in the Team of the Year in Spain's elite division. At 25-years of age, the Polish international would no doubt make a fine coup for the Gunners, but it remains to be seen as to whether the club press ahead with a move for him in the near future.
In need of improvement
And, after last night's stalemate with rivals Liverpool, it's clear for all to see that the Gunners are in need of improvement if they are serious about overhauling Chelsea at the summit of the Premier League table.
Ultimately, a top-class player in both the middle of the park and up top would only hand the Gunners a major boost in their quest for the title. Coquelin certainly looks set for a bright future in the game, but Arsenal could do with a top player to star alongside him, especially for the big games.
And, in attack, while the duo of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott will score goals throughout the course of the campaign, the club could do with adding a world-class striker to their ranks.
Arsenal fans: What have you seen of Krychowiak? Is he the type of signing you need? Have your say below!
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