Anyone who had not really been watching the Arsenal games all that closely this season and then watched us blow Aston Villa away in the FA cup final yesterday could have been forgiven for thinking that Arsene Wenger had finally seen sense on the defensive midfield situation and spent some big money in the summer or January transfer windows.
But as we know, Francis Coquelin was already an Arsenal player, it was just that he never played or did not impress on his rare chances. After a storming second half of the season, however, the Frenchman has become a fixture at the heart of our team and his performance at Wembley yesterday was even better than usual.
So maybe Arsene Wenger has decided that he does not really need a Morgan Schneiderlin or an Arturo Vidal because Coquelin will be our first choice. But with the risk of an injury and the number of games the Gunners will play next season, we still need cover and according to a Metro report, the Frenchman is going for the Swansea City star Ki Sung-Yeung.
The only problem is that the South Korean midfielder has publicly said that he would only move to a bigger club if he knows that he will be guaranteed first-team football. When asked about Arsenal’s interest he said: “It’s meaningful if a big club pays attention to me and I think this happened because of my performance this season,”
“The best team for me is the team where I can play on the field.”
I guess th one advantage that Sung-Yeung has over Coquelin is that he scores goals as well as defends well, as his eight goals for Swansea this season has proved, but do Arsenal really need a DM that joins in the attack? And would he be guaranteed a first team place at Arsenal?