It is very strange that just after sources at Arsenal apparently revealed that our defensive midfielder Matthieu Flamini is expected to leave the club this summer, when we are also informed that a group of Arsenal representatives were present last night in Spain to watch the Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.
The fact that the reported buy-out clause for Krychowiak is just £21.26m it makes you wonder why Wenger didn’t make his move as soon as the transfer window opened – if our scouts had been watching him for the whole of last season.
The 25 year-old is big and strong and after playing for six years in France before moving to Sevilla means that he speaks perfect French as well as Spanish, and would easily fit in to the Gunners cosmopolitan team. He has also made 24 appearances for the Polish national side so is highly experienced for a player of his age.
If the rumours about Flamini are true then it it certainly would appear that Arsenal are definitely in the market for a new DM to provide competition for Francis Coquelin. Krychowiak would appear to be as good as anyone else in the market at that price so a move for him would make perfect sense, especially after our disastrous opening day performance against West Ham where Coquelin was far from impressive (along with the rest of the team!)
Perhaps some fans would see this acquisition as a bit of a panic buy, as I am not sure he could be considered to be the “exceptional talent” that Wenger is always banging on about, but I personally would be happy to see him turn up even if it would appear to be a few weeks later than I would have liked…