Arsenal are linked with moves to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund and Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, but it appears (to me) that there would not be room for both in our squad.
We already have the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi impressing in behind the striker, as well as Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell all hoping to stake a claim for a first-team role also.
Arsene Wenger has been quick to act in the transfer market so far this window, having brought in Granit Xhaka, and having entered into talks with Jamie Vardy about his potential capture. The Frenchman appears to be continuing that, and is now claimed to have entered into talks with Mahrez also.
The Algerian star was the PFA Player of the Year this season, and is believed to have decided on leaving the club, which has prompted us to make our supposed move.
Another player who plays in a similar role is Mkhitaryan, who has also enjoyed a hugely impressive 12 months, albeit in Germany instead. The Armenian all-time goalscorer scored 23 goals in all competitions, while assisting another 30, and is also believed to have decided on leaving his respective club.
The BVB are now claimed to have given up hope of tying him down to a new contract, and have now put the star up for sale in the current window.
Two of Real Madrid’s attacking midfielders in James Rodriguez and Alarcan Isco are also possibilities to become available in the close-season, with the pair having fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu. Lucas Vazquez emergence this term has demoted the pair to the bench, and either would be a huge coup this summer also.
Who would you most like to see grace our famous Red next season?
Which attacking midfielder would make the most difference at Arsenal?
- Mkhitaryan (61%, 971 Votes)
- Mahrez (25%, 393 Votes)
- James Rodriguez (6%, 97 Votes)
- We don't need any more midfielders! (5%, 80 Votes)
- Isco (3%, 55 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,596