I know this rumour from the Daily Star is extremely unlikely but I simply couldn’t resist such an alluring headline! We all know that Arsenal should be looking for a new defensive midfielder to give some competition for Francis Coquelin in midfield, so I can understand Wenger considering a move for Sven, who is definitely in the same mold as Le Coq, but I simply cannot see any reason why the Gunners would be looking for a more attack-minded player like Lars.
The 26 year-old talented German twins have been linked with Arsenal on-and-off for many years, and it could be argued that they are now approaching the prime age for a midfielder. Lars is higher rated if you go by international caps won, and perhaps Wenger would like the idea of a tough defensive midfielder that can also fly up the wing or join in the attacks further up the field, but only if he is looking at games where our opponents park the bus. Lars therefore becomes a more attacking version of Coquelin, but considering the quality of the midfielders we already have on the books I really can’t see Wenger being interested.
I have to be honest here and say that I wouldn’t mind if Wenger brought either of these two to Arsenal, and I would love William Carvalho to come as well, but the more midfielders we get linked with, the more unlikely it seems to me that we won’t be getting any of them. Th fact is that if all our midfielders stay fit this year then Wenger will be struggling to keep everyone happy. Unless of course Wenger is considering letting a few go…..