Tom Cleverley to Arsenal is one of the oddest transfer rumours of this summer. Then again, you wouldn’t put it past Arsene Wenger moving for the Manchester United midfielder. The Arsenal boss either sees a project or a bargain in Cleverley, though neither will be seen as a good enough excuse from the Arsenal supporters.

Cleverley, beyond his work rate, would offer very little to this Arsenal team, and it shouldn’t be forgotten that Wenger always talks up the importance of finding quality his team don’t already have.

There’s no doubt Wenger needs at least one central midfielder this summer, but the England international is not the option, after failing to develop his game at Old Trafford.

With many fans hoping this rumour has little substance, here are five alternatives for Arsenal to consider as a midfield addition.


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