If Arsene Wenger does what most people in the football world think he needs to do and signs some players in the January transfer window to boost the Arsenal squad that is under serious pressure from the growing injury list, then surely a defensive midfielder will be at the top of his transfer wish list.
Although maybe the phrase defensive midfielder is a bit of a misleading one, as Arsenal fans have got used to the fact that our manager is not all that keen on an out and out midfield warrior and we only have only had the brilliant and combative Francis Coquelin in the first team because another injury crisis forced Wenger’s hand and then Coquelin proved his worth and made himself undroppable.
So I expect Arsenal to go for more of an all round player, a holding midfielder if you will, and that is why this latest Arsenal transfer rumour reported by The Independent sounds like a very realistic one to me.
The player in question is the young French international Adrien Rabiot who decided to stay and fight for his place in the PSG first team but is still not getting the regular football he clearly wants. Arsenal have been keeping tabs on him and are ready to make a move in January.
The report also claims that our north London rivals Tottenham are looking at Rabiot, but surely Arsenal don’t need to worry about that do we?