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Top 5 Arsenal midfield targets

Kapil Sathe
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2.20K   //    10 Jun 2013, 20:00 IST

After the departures of Cesc Fàbregas & Samir Nasri, Arsene Wenger brought Mikel Arteta & last season, Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal after Alex Song was sold to Barcelona. Mikel Arteta played most of the season as a defensive midfielder, covering the back 4 and had formidable partnership with Aaron Ramsey who is getting back to his previous best. Though Arteta & Ramsey had a good season, Arsenal are too much dependent on Mikel Arteta & with Jack Wilshere going under the knife. Therefore, Wenger is hoping to buy a midfield enforcer who could bolster Arsenal’s hopes to clinch a silverware.

Here are the midfielders linked with Arsenal:

Real Madrid v Lyon - UEFA Champions League

1. Maxime Gonalons: The Lyon midfielder can potentially fill void left by Alex Song. Arsene Wenger sent scouts to watch him play in the Ligue 1 couple of times over the last season. Though he’s contracted with Olympique Lyon till 2016, the club is open to listen to offers from clubs who match their asking price for the France international, around £15million. A defensive midfielder to sit back and guard the back four, Maxime could be the ultimate choice!

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