I am not saying that there are not a lot of top quality central, holding or defensive midfielders around Europe because there are. With Arsenal in dire need of someone in that position to shore up the Francis Coquelin shaped hole in our team, the football rumour mill has been whirring with many names.
William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon, Rabiot of PSG, Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen and many more have been linked with a January transfer move to north London and they have all been linked before and are all good players that the Arsenal fans would be happy to see the manager sign.
But I have some concern about all of them and for one big reason. We hear so often about the problems that players can have when coming from abroad to play in England. It can often take a few months or even a season or two before even the best players get used to the different demands of EPL football.
But Arsenal cannot afford to wait as we need whoever comes in to hit the ground running and that is why I think that the boss must look to the Premier League for Coquelin’s replacement. A look at the chart of the players with the best stats for tackling and winning duels, there are quite a few midfielders in among the defenders.
So we have names like Brady from Norwich, Kante from Leicester and McCarthy from Everton. For me, though, there are two stand out candidates from the Premier League in Victor Wanyama and Yohan Cabaye. What do you think Gooners, should we go for a Kebab?