Arsenal have already made considerable headway in the transfer market this summer with the captures of former Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy and ex-Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez.
The north Londoners are expected to continue their free spending, as they line up a £15million bid for Mario Balotelli and target a holding midfielder, with their priority choice said to be Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira.
It was believed a deal was on the verge of being struck, but reports over the last few days have suggested the Germany World Cup winner’s wage demands will prevent a move from taking place, with Chelsea now emerging as a more likely transfer destination.
There are still a number of defensive midfield options on Arsene Wenger’s radar however, and thus, we discuss FIVE that would be more than adequate alternatives to the Los Blancos enforcer.
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