Arsenal fans down in the Football Transfer Tavern are not convinced their current midfield pair is good enough to surmount a title charge.
As it stands and judging that Arsenal utilise the 3-4-3 formation next season Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are favourites for starting roles.
The two combined excellently towards the back end of last season, but whether the duo present enough steel to maintain a challenge is up for debate – it’s a question which can also be cast on the rest of Arsenal’s central-midfielders.
If like us, you believe Arsenal are too fragile in the middle of the park, then the news that Arsenal may be back in for William Carvalho – as per Record – could be of interest.
The Portugal international has been seemingly perennially linked with Arsenal and is now the potential subject of an apparent £30m bid from Arsene Wenger’s side.
Strong as an ox, the 25-year-old is a competent in carrying the ball from deep and is a steely, infectious competitor for his teammates to feed off. He’s just the force the Gunners need to push to the top of the table.
Thomas Lemar is a name that features in an Arsenal fan’s dreams nightly, but William Carvalho represents a player who in reality, Arsenal need.
Gooners, we want to hear from you! Would Carvalho in an Arsenal shirt excite you? Or will your current midfield be up to the test next season? Let us know in the comments…
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