Arsenal are very serious about signing this much-needed defensive midfielder

We have already discussed about the urgent need for some top class defenders after Arsenal’s dire performances this season, but if there is one other area that needs improving then 90% of Arsenal fans would say that we need a strong and talented defensive midfielder.

One of the most impressive holding midfielders in Europe during the last two seasons is the Nice man Jean Michael Seri, who is an Ivory Coast international. He was much in demand last summer and the French club even managed to rebuff Barcelona when they came calling, but he is much more likely to be allowed to leave this summer.

Seri is believed to have a buyout clause of around £33million and is sure to be courted by many top clubs in the Premiership, but none of the big clubs have as great a need as Arsenal and he would be guaranteed game-time in front of Granit Xhaka. According to the Sky Sports transfer guru Kaveh Solhekol, Arsenal are one of the front runners to lure Seri away from the Ligue 1 club…

“The move for Seri, that is very, very serious,” Solhekol said.

“He is an incredible player, lots of big, big clubs are after him.

“Arsenal very, very much in the chase to sign him.”

To be, the price of £33million in this current market is a steal for a top player in the position that we desperately need to fill.

Come on Sven, sort this one out quickly!



  1. gotanidea says:

    I think Seri is a technically gifted deep-lying playmaker like Cazorla, not a DM

    Apart from Jean Seri, these Flops of the Season would be available for bargain prices (listed in their purchase prices):

    – Renato Sanches – 35M
    – Davy Klaassen – 23M
    – Sigurdsson – 45M
    – Christian Benteke – 32M
    – Victor Lindelof – 35M
    – Alexis Sanchez – 31M
    – Alvaro Morata – 70M
    – Sturridge – 12M
    – Kevin Wimmer – 18M
    – Kurt Zouma – 12M
    – Andre Gray
    – Tiemoue Bakayoko – 40M
    – Joe Hart
    – Michael Keane – 25M
    – Grzegorz Krychowiak
    – Jese Rodriguez – 25M
    – Xherdan Shaqiri – 12M
    – Kelechi Iheanacho – 25M
    – Islam Slimani – 28M
    – Sadio Berahino – 12M
    – Moussa Sissoko – 30M
    – Sandro Ramirez – 5M
    – Danny Drinkwater – 35M
    – Davide Zappacosta – 28M
    – Ross Barkley – 15M

  2. John0711 says:

    Wow admin major co*k up Seri is NOT a DM or holding midfielder
    His defensive stats are shocking
    His forward stats are in the top 3 in the league
    Please do some research before getting things so wrong ??? the stats were even on sky 3 days ago
    Major fail !!!!

  3. Andrew E says:

    You’re right we are in need of top class defenders, including goalkeepers but I think the CB’s should be the urgent priority. Xhaka has the physique and technical ability, so maybe he just requires the right kind of coaching? Both AW and silent Steve were useless in this department as our away record demonstrates. Money is short (£50m) according to reports so let’s spend it wisely, Serri would cost at least £33m leaving £17m for the defence. Any extra funds will have to come from sales and that seems to be a bit thin on the ground.

  4. Innit says:

    Seri isn’t a DM
    We need Seri plus a TOP defensive midfielder
    That’s the only way we will get the best out of Ozil
    Ozil needs quality in front of him to assist to and quality behind him to recover the ball and get the ball to him.
    Ozil is very lazy when he doesn’t have the ball

    1. John0711 says:


    2. gotanidea says:

      Ozil doesn’t seem to have the hunger to put extra efforts anymore, since he has got La Liga and World Cup trophies

      He has got Aubameyang and Lacazette in front of him for the next season, so let’s see the difference between having those guys and having Podolski/Giroud/Sanchez as the forwards

      1. Sue says:

        There’s nothing wrong with Podolski ?

    3. Sam says:

      Don’t make excuses for Ozil, he’s overrated. besides, the game of football is a game of teamwork. defend and attack as a unit and you will get result. Remember, the Almighty MESSI helps his defense too. Ozil should be kicked out if he’s not ready to do a job for us.

  5. Taiwo says:

    Arsenal FC has the luxury of free scout in here but for over a decade or thereabouts they have deliberately miss out on quality players that could have help the club one way or the other that’s according to the testimonies from many players.

    I strongly hope the board must have drifted from their old ways and funny enough we don’t have the money and champions league qualification that may boost our chances of attracting the much needed quality players.

  6. Naija Jollof says:

    Seri will be a wonder addition but honestly that money is better spent on Fabinho or Fred as we need a proper DM not makeshift

  7. RSH says:

    Seri averages less than a tackle per game, and less than an interception per game. If he’s a DM we are in trouble. As someone else said, I would like Fabinho. don’t know how we are going to attract players this summer and we don’t have much money to spend unless we sell. This summer we will not be as active as i think people are hoping. Expect Xhaka to be our DM next season.

  8. Harish says:

    How are you calling Seri, a CDM..???

    1. GB says:

      We need a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk?
      Sorry, showing my age!

  9. AndersS says:

    We need a proper DM.
    But we just as much need a coach, who can organize and teach our other midfielders to help defend, when we don’t have the ball and teach them how to win the ball back up in the opponents half.
    What we have now are midfielders like Ramsey, Iwob etc. running around like headless chickens, and to make matters worse, most of our young players seem only to be able to try and do “an Özil”, which is no work at all, when we lose the ball.
    No DM alone can fix those problems.

  10. summerbreez says:

    The responsibility falls on the wenger out brigade as Arteta is confirmed to be the front runner now unless he refuses the opportunity to add salt to injury 50 million is what is giving to fix the squad with the players we have we can only play the 4 2 3 1 as they are to many similar players attacking midfielders We dont have the players to change formation .
    We are going to regress and could fall beyond sixth the inexperienced arteta and the 50 million how can we raise the money would be the main question how much lucas pires can bring to the club and campbell the most valuable layer is ozil can we get 80 million for him ???the only way we can get that kind of money is if he dose his magic well at the world cup with out any injuries but also we could have 8 million for mustafi .What can Arteta do with this mess how can he fix the problems with 50 million that’s the more important question but then comes another important question How can he improve our standing from sixth to the top you got to aim high cuse if you fail you still high enough but if he aims fourth he fall back to sixth How can we shuffle the team to end up to the top to the pole position a team that can beat city united liverpool totnham chelsea we need to have the tools When the tools cost money can we take good players on loan ??
    We got problems at Arsenal no manager divided supporters weak players and low budget could we end up outside the premier league in 2 seasons .The wenger out brigade did not count on the world cup year and or its affect could the wenger out brigade take out Arsenal from the premier league all together ???


      Wenger out!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Omar Alhawary says:

    I think Jorginho will be the best choice for our DM, the guy has the Brazilian skills and Italian mentality. Imagine how this mix shall be?

  12. summerbreez says:

    Sorry forgot to mention the academy can we find gems within do we have a tall strong defensive midfielder could mitland niles do the trick have we any one else have we a winger that can do a great job Who can come in to strengthen our team solutions solutions solutions is what we need
    Arteta has a big job in front of him a difficult one at that and if push comes to shove I will support Arteta and hope and pray he will do well …If he comes out of it with success he would be the very best around ever

  13. ArsenalMane says:

    A man dubbed the next iniesta, you call dm or is it because he is African? This article is a joke ???

  14. Malch95 says:

    Wilfred Ndidi PLEASE

    1. Ozziegunner says:


  15. Adajim says:

    Xhaka has really improved his game compared to his 1st season, Ozil help defense too, he isn’t as lazy as ppl paint him, maybe u guys have more expectations for him. He does the basic job of creating opportunities check d start he rate among best 8 in Europe. I will like to see AFC players under new manager b4 I cast stone.
    We all hate Olivier when he was here but his immediate impact was felt at Chelsea in his 1st 3 months., what Morata of 70m flop in, he helped dem. Ppl say our players can’t make match day squad of any top 6. But all players we sold are doing well in their respective clubs. Let’s get behind our boys, we say Ramsey is useless but Chelsea, and Barca has shown interest in him. Is it a fluke that Fergie almost sign him

  16. pmjgunz7 says:

    Wilshire free
    Ramsey 50m
    Mustafa 27m
    Cech 5m
    ospina 5m
    Campbell 5m
    Perez 7m
    jerkinson 1m
    Asano and Akpom 3m

    TOTAL 101 + 50 (rumour transfer)= 153m

    Max Meyer free
    Leno 25m
    Seri 35m
    Ndidi 30m
    Sokratis 25m
    Pavon 30m
    TOTAL 145m

    Macey (GK)
    Martinez (GK)

    Bring on the new season.

  17. Biney Moses says:

    Arsenal will never win uefa champions league trophy with 50 million pound budget

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