A look at La Liga star set to solve Arsenal’s DM problem

The fact that this La Liga defensive midfielder has a buyout clause at his club, Sevilla, means that there is little that can stand in the way of Arsenal being able to sign him in January, other than competition from other clubs. But with the amount of that clause being nearly £25 million, according to a Metro report, the name of Grzegorz Krychowiak might make you wonder why Arsenal would bother.

Maybe it is because he is a Poland international and our keeper Wojciech Szczesny has pointed Arsene Wenger in his direction.

And the guy has some brilliant stats since joining Sevilla in the summer. He is their only player to have played every game and he has been Man of the Match in four of them, helping Sevilla to be level on points in the Spanish league with Barcelona and on top of their Europa League group. I assume that means he would not be cup tied in the Champions League as well.

So I thought I would use the Squawka.com comparison tool to see how he fared alongside another of our transfer targets for that position, Morgan Schneiderlin. The Southampton and France star has had a brilliant start to the season, but his 90 minute average overall score of 22.41 is well beaten by Krychowiak’s 29.39.

And the Saint’s score has been boosted by a few goals. The Pole’s defensive score of 23.14 compared to the Frenchman’s 0.24 is amazing and suggests that he would add some real steel to the centre of the Arsenal team. But Wenger does not want just a tackler and a spoiler, so his pass success rate of 80 percent is pretty good and he does create chances and join in with the attack., although not quite as much as Schneiderlin.

But surely the Gunners have enough creativity in the side, so what do you reckon to this Arsenal transfer rumour about Sevilla and Poland star Grzegorz Krychowiak?

Tags Krychowiak Schneiderlin Sevilla


    1. Well, some reliable sources on twitter are saying Arsenal will likely open talks with the latest Jamaican DM that has dreadlocks: BOB Dylan. I really pray we get him. He is doing well in the Reggae league.

  1. WORDS RELATED TO ARSENAL: (especially in the transfer windows) ArsenaL Linked with…… ArsenaL set sight on…….. ArsenaL coy on……. ArsenaL close in on……. ArsenaL monitor the situation of ……. ArsenaL set to sign…… ArsenaL targets…… ArsenaL prepares bid …… ArsenaL sends scout to watch ……. But words we rarely ever hear is “ARSENAL COMPLETES THE SIGNING OF” …..SMH

  2. I’ve watched Sevilla against Standard Liege last night just for him, and all I gotta say is I really hope this is a real target for Arsenal. This guy is versatile, quick in his handling, ruthless but fair and hard-working throughout the game; just what we need on that spot. I think MS is unavailable so this would be our best bet.

    1. @Skandalouz, u mean he is that good? Meh, we won’t get him becuz we shall soon open talks with the great French sensation: Abou Diaby. His agent says Abou doesn’t want to rush tinz, he’s still on the table.

  3. Why the hell are we NOW after him? Last summer we were linked with him and would’ve been more than happy to see him play for us. Perfect age (24), great physical attributes, good season with Reims, Polish international.

    Would’ve been available for £5 millions but no. Wenger trusted Arteta, Flamini and Diaby to be our ‘rocks’.

  4. If Ramsey continues to neglect his primary duties as a midfielder, we should permanently convert him to a striker … to compete with Sanogo and Akpom for 2nd striker spot.

    1. @Ronny, honestly I think I do know the solution to our DM crises. We all know Wenger to be the great Converter, he should just make Giroud our DM, that guy’s hold-up play is second to none and he rarely scores so that won’t be a problem.

  5. Those stats sites are bit stupid. As an example of why, go and compare the score of Sanchez and Hazard in both attack and defence in the league this seasons to see why.

  6. Having watched him at the Emirates I would have kondogbia at the top of my list for a dm player. Im dissalusioned with wenger more than ever at the moment and tired of second guessing what he’ll do. When it comes to him spending money on defensive quality my expectations have been set low for fear of disappointment again, well probably by a few unknown midget attacking mf’ers!

  7. I have been watching this young man from we have been link to him for about a year now and when you speak about a Defensive Midfielder is name comes to mind ad he actually has a hammer of a right foot.

    Big drawback he is cup tied and do not know if wenger is really interested

  8. Just 7 weeks until Window opens and 11 weeks until it closes, then the Summer transfer rumors can begin. It never ends 52 weeks a year, 365 days a year…rumours…rumours…rumours

    I wouldn’t mind so much if sone of these rumours turned out to be true.

  9. If Arsene does sign a DM in Jan, it will be a surprise name….not Khedira, Carvalho, Bender etc etc, but someone like Krychowiak or Wanyama . Just hope he gets a beast Dm and we defo need 2 CB’s. The attack is okay for now and need to look in summer for replacements for Arteta, Flamini, Rozza as they are getting on a bit.

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