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Wenger’s maintained nonchalance should be a concern to Arsenal fans

Date: 8th August 2014 at 6:35pm
Written by Christy Malyan

During yesterday afternoon's press conference, Arsene Wenger revealed that Arsenal were not in the hunt to sign Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. The World Cup winner was seen by many as an ideal acquisition to add some bite and tenacity to Arsenal's midfield, but now that the Gunners aren't in the running, the Emirates boss has suggested, rather than actively seeking alternatives, that role could instead be passed to Jack Wilshere. Gunners fans should be incredibly concerned - this is not the first materialisation of Wenger's blasé approach towards holding midfielders and it will undoubtedly not be the last. He's never truly replaced Alex Song after his departure to Barcelona in 2012, and spanning back even further, considering the Cameroonian's renowned positional ill-discipline, it could be argued Arsenal haven't possessed a genuine top quality defensive midfielder since Gilberto Silva - he left in 2008. Arsenal have already made great progress this summer. The importance of Alexis Sanchez cannot be overstated. He confirms, following the £42.2million arrival of Mesut Ozil last summer, that the Gunners are once again mixing it up with the European elite in the transfer market. Furthermore, the former Barcelona star, through his tiki-taki technique, not only lends himself to Arsenal's traditional style, but also ... Read More


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