Five reasons Arsenal should sign this man to fix a long-term problem

Arsenal’s situation in defensive midfield has been a problem for Arsene Wenger for several years now, so we are fully expecting the manager to finally address the problems in this window.

Injuries have struck the Gunners badly once more and it seems as though they need reinforcements going into the second half of the season, as they face somewhat of a challenging fixture list with Champions League and Premier League clashes coming up in February.

As ever, several targets have been linked, but none are better than signing Grzegorz Krychowiak. The powerful central midfield man has proved himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe over the last few seasons and he must be destined for a big move in the next couple of years.

If Arsenal are to take this golden opportunity for the title, Wenger cannot afford to do his customary January dithering and he must make sure he is decisive to help maintain the quality of squad that can win on several fronts.

Here are FIVE reasons Krychowiak would be a great signing…

Coq up…

Francis Coquelin 1

Coquelin’s form across the last 12 months has been a pleasant revelation for many Arsenal fans, but there are still elements of the fan base that don’t believe he is up to the standards of the club.

Thankfully, signing this Sevilla man could be a huge assistance to the breakthrough player of last season and would allow Wenger the option to play a more defensive system with the two of them covering.

Old Boys club

Flamini

Flamini and Arteta are both likely to be on their respective bikes come the end of the season and this leaves a gaping hole in the Arsenal midfield ranks.

Both of the veterans might have largely been supporting roles over the last season or two, but their is no doubt that the squad will need extra depth to compensate for the loss of two wise heads, well, maybe not Flamini.

Golden Opportunity

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger holds the trophy as he rides a bus with his players during a victory parade after winning their FA Cup final soccer match yesterday, in north London

As everyone seems to be saying, Arsenal will never have a better opportunity to win the title than this season.

Wenger must seize this window to make sure his side take full advantage of their chance, which has largely come about from the failings of the other big sides in the league, and make sure they reward Mesut Ozil’s wonderful form with a trophy.

Arsene’s time is up..

Arsene Wenger - Ouch

Seeing as no one seems to be getting any younger (funny that), Wenger is heading towards the end of his time in management and he really needs to seize his last few seasons.

If Arsenal are going to line-up a replacement, Arsene will want to leave them with the best possible squad and adding class like Krychowiak would be a big step towards that.

From a more personal stand point, Wenger will want to add extra numbers to help him achieve his first PL title in over a decade.

Ball Retention

Grzegorz Krychowiak

Krychowiak, much like many Arsenal players, is a master at keeping hold of possession and would be a good platform to pass over playmaking responsibilities to the more gifted players in the squad.

With a pass completion of 84%, the big Pole will happily rotate possession to Ozil, Ramsey or Cazorla rather than risk losing the ball himself.