Arsenal are targeting Chilean playmaker Charles Aranguiz because it’s now international law that the club must chase a diminutive playmaker who can play across midfield in every transfer window.
The Daily Mirror reports that despite our pressing need to reinforce the base of our midfield with real strength and steel we’ve once again been enticed by the pretty skills of a versatile and cultured attacker.
Granted, Aranguiz is certainly amongst the best players of that particular ilk that you wouldn’t mind having in your team, and he is available at a steal for around £5.5 million.
He also wouldn’t struggle in getting a work permit but a potential hiccup could come in the way of controlling rights with the Chilean currently under ownership with a third party.
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The 25-year-old has 31 caps for Chile and teammate Alexis Sanchez has apparently been chewing Wenger’s ear off trying to convince him to sign the Internacional star.
But unless Arsene is working on a revolutionary 4-0-6 formation it might be advisable to seek reinforcements with a more defensive inkling considering Francis Coquelin is currently holding down that role in the squad almost by himself.
Mikel Arteta’s fitness cannot be trusted after sitting out large swathes of this season with a number of injuries whilst Mathieu Flamini’s contract is set to expire at the end of this campaign with no hint of an extension looming.
This is why a long touted move for the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin would make so much sense, rather than keep faith and attempt to cope with the current set-up.
But we all know how much Arsene loves his attacking midfielders and how he contrives to find new positions and ways in which to play as many as possible at the same time.
Aranguiz would be a welcome addition to the squad, but is he a necessary one?