Versatility is something Arsene Wenger values highly, and he can regularly be seen deploying players out of position when necessary. The fact that Carvalho is accomplished at both centre-back and defensive midfield will more than likely appeal to the manager, especially as those are two positions we have previously lacked depth in.
It also means there will be more chances for rotation, and Carvalho won’t necessarily be left to rot on the bench if Francis Coquelin continues to make the holding midfield role his own.
3) Huge physical presence
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The Sporting star is a real physical specimen, and is perfectly suited to the defensive midfield role – not to mention the Premier League. He ran things in midfield during Portugal’s 1-0 win over England, and his power was a large part of that dominant display.
He is more than capable of holding his opponents off, and boasts the perfect physique for the English top flight. He would hopefully take little time to adapt, and would fit in perfectly at Arsenal.