Newsflash! Arsenal need a defensive midfielder, or at the very least, a central midfielder to add cover and competition at the heart of the Gunners squad. But the million dollar question is whether Arsene Wenger really agrees, or which players he thinks will do the job.
Wenger is famous for not being the biggest fan of the January transfer window, but it is widely believed that he will be using this one and hopefully will do more than bring in an aging Swedish midfielder who is carrying an injury. But according to a Metro report, the Frenchman may be considering another loan deal until the end of the season.
The player in question is the Atletico Madrid and Spain international star Mario Suarez. Apparently Suarez has fallen out of favour with his manager Diego Simeone and so could be available to Wenger and Arsenal. He is at least a proper defensive midfielder who can put his foot in and tackle, but he is also cup tied in the Champions League and if he cannot get into the Atletico side, is he really good enough to solve the midfield problems that have dogged the Gunners for so long?
The 27-year old may be struggling to get into the Madrid team right now but he was a key part of their La Liga winning campaign last time and has such players as Tiago, Koke, Raul Garcia and all to compete with. Perhaps Wenger has his eye on another central midfielder who might not be available until the summer, so a temporary solution could be the answer. Would you be happy if Arsenal got Suarez until the end of the season?