Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has definitely understood that his lack of transfer activity in the summer window has landed the club in deep waters. They cant seem to get ahead of the mediocre opponents and this is not what we expect from a side who should be challenging for the titles. Their main area of trouble is the centre of the midfield and they are lacking the rigidity there. This is primarily the reason why they cannot dominate against the lesser and the more physical sides and end up struggling.
This has even posed problems for their attacking players and men like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla cannot impose themselves fully with their frail midfield. Now it is a given that they will try and capture Sami Khedira in the January transfer window with Real Madrid looking to offload the German. But it is not like that Wenger is the only man behind him as Manchester United are also thought to be in the chase for him. With their financial power United may very well get their hands on him first and Wenger may have to look at other options then. We provide three such alternatives with experience of EPL to be signed by Wenger.
1. Morgan Schneiderlin
He was almost signed by Wenger in the summer, but then Saints decided to keep him and in the end he has remained a Southampton player. If Wenger is given a free run, certainly he would want him in his team more than anyone else. He is the kind of player who can excel for Arsenal. A deep lying playmaker, Schneiderlin has the flair and the talent to take on opposition and also assist the team while going up. We should not be surprised if he becomes a Gunner very soon. And yes, Morgan Schneiderlin has that French connection!