Wenger has the money Part 2
Yesterday, I touched upon what strikers we could use with the recent news revealing that Wenger has £40 million to play with in January.
Looking at our midfield, it seems a bit lacking in quality at times. Without Diaby our midfield doesn’t seem physical enough for games like Stoke, West Ham, Man City etc. We were lucky against West Ham as there were numerous occasions where Diame broke free from midfield marauding into dangerous attacking positions.
My midfield suggestions are:
Marouane Fellaini: He is an absolute beast of a player. He’s had a gem of a time at Everton and is ready for a step up to a Champions league club. He’s still quite young at 23 and still has a lot to learn. But he’s a massive talent. There aren’t many players like him on the market. Big, aggressive, able to attack and defend, extremely versatile. He’ll be a very expensive player though. We’ll need to break our transfer record for him. Possibly upwards of £25 million.
Etienne Capoue: He’s another massive midfielder deployed as either a defensive, box to box or attacking midfielder. He was in the Ligue 1 team of the year last year and has been recognised by the French national team. All is going well and I feel like Arsenal could do with a player like him. He’s a budget version of Fellaini but could easily be as good as him with the right nurturing. He’d cost about £10 million. A very Wenger like signing.
All in all, I think we need one striker and one midfielder if we are going to mount a proper title challenge in the second half of the season. We’ve got a lot of depth in different positions but we just need that bit extra to bring silverware back to the Emirates.