Sevilla’s defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak was a reported target of ours this past summer (via Sky Sports), and he showed when Poland met Germany in their Euro 2016 qualifier just what we’ve missed out on.
Despite Krychowiak’s side crashing to a 3-1 defeat against the World Cup holders, the tough tackling midfielder put on an excellent display and certainly helped to keep the score down.
He made a number of important tackles, interceptions, and blocks, and played a large part in disrupting Germany’s flow.
With Francis Coquelin our only reliable option in defensive midfield at the moment, we are leaving ourselves incredibly vulnerable, and an injury to the Frenchman could prove devastating.
Arsene Wenger should be looking at splashing the cash to bring a player like Krychowiak to the club in January, and should really have done so over the summer.
The fact that the Polish international only moved to Sevilla last summer – coupled with the La Liga side securing Champions League football this season – means it was hardly surprising that our touted move didn’t go through. Sevilla have gotten off to a rocky start to the campaign however, and if they struggle among Europe’s elite this season he may rethink things.
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Coquelin has proven himself good enough to anchor our midfield, but we can’t rely on him being fully fit and in form for the entirety of the campaign. Krychowiak would be an excellent signing, and if we can bring him to the Emirates this January then we definitely should.