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Carrick tipped to join Arsenal.

Arsenal should sign Michael Carrick according to Charlie Nicholas

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal should sign Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick. 

As reported by Sky Sports, the former Arsenal man has insisted that Carrick would prove a fine option for the Gunners in north London. 

Carrick has had a mixed season under the guidance of Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, but a move to Arsenal would come as a great surprise. The veteran midfielder is still an important member of the United team and hasn't been linked with a move to Arsene Wenger's side.

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But Nicholas claims Arsene Wenger should look at securing the signature of the former Tottenham man. 

"The one key position is a holding midfield player," he told Soccer Saturday. "I don't know why he (Arsene Wenger) wouldn't go for anyone with Premier League experience.

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Carrick makes sense 

"I would be amazed if (Mikel) Arteta isn't finished as a player, (Mathieu) Flamini will probably go and (Tomas) Rosicky is probably done. That's three players with great experience between them.

"It makes sense for me to go for someone between the age of 30-32. I think there are a few about and if I was Arsenal I would go for Carrick. He's not got the legs and pace but I think you need somebody with experience who has authority and gets the ball and passes it.

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"I am not saying he would play every week because (Francis) Coquelin will be back when he is fit, but Carrick could teach as well as play. Someone has to teach these players how to play positions. I would bring him in for a few seasons and also go out and buy."

But it's not happening 

To an extent, Nicholas has a point when it comes to Carrick. Another experienced star in the middle of the park will only benefit the Gunners in their pursuit of success.

But Carrick probably isn't an option at this stage. The England international is one of the most revered and experienced players at Manchester United and there's no way the club would move him on right now. 

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United need Carrick's presence in the dressing room if they are going to get out of their current slump. The Red Devils would surely block any move from Arsenal. 

Arsenal fans: who should Wenger target in the transfer window? Have your say below! 

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