Arsene Wenger could halt his search for a new holding midfielder after hinting that Jack Wilshere may be the one selected to fill the role, Mirror reports.
Despite his efforts to sign Sami Khedira and Lars Bender, it looks as though the 64-year-old manager could turn to the England star to take over from his two previous anchormen, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini.
The choice to move Wilshere further back will open up more room for his already star-studded midfield in his efforts to provide adequate playing time to all his players.
In addition, if the 22-year-old can prove himself, he could also be selected to replace Steven Gerrard with a more permanent role in the England national team after the Liverpool captain announced his retirement from international football.
It may seem that Wenger could once again be in the market for another striker or defender if he finally decides he will not need to bring in another midfielder.
The squad boasts the likes of Aarom Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Abou Diaby all competing with one another for a place in the middle of the park.