Arsenal fans have been hoping for a player to solve the age old defensive midfield problem for some years now, but the Gunners were in danger of taking a backward step rather than sorting it out, according to a Metro report.
The Spanish midfielder and club captain Mikel Arteta may not be every Arsenal fans’ idea of the right player for the job, but when you consider the options in the Arsenal squad at the minute, the last thing we wanted was to lose him. So the news that Arteta has brushed off any rumours about him moving on and agreed an extension to his current contract must be seen as a positive piece of Arsenal transfer news.
Arsenal fans will just be hoping that this does not mean that Arsene Wenger thinks he has enough cover and quality in the centre of midfield. Arteta does do a great job of keeping possession and dictating the pace of the game, but he is much more effective when Arsenal are playing the so-called lower clubs.
When it comes to playing the likes of Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Man City or Barcelona, Arsenal do need more power to cope and the 32-year old Spaniard just has not got the legs. But will Wenger sign anyone to help him in January?