Arsenal’s quest for a proper destroyer in the middle, someone who can be attributed as a deep lying regista, has taken quite some search in the transfer market. Arsene Wenger has done a creditable job using Matheiu Flamini, in that role, getting him for nothing last summer. While Mikel Arteta looks increasingly concerned in the middle of the pitch, his tackling is at best unsaid. The Spaniard has an enviable passing range but tends to go into a shell when put under intense pressure. Kim Kallstrom has hardly featured while Abou Diaby is still on the sidelines, hence cutting options of a proper central defensive midfielder in the heart of the team. Arsenal’s plethora of midfielders would see attacks built right around this destroyer in the middle of the pitch, and as the summer approaches, we provide three feasible options for Arsene Wenger in this inflated transfer market.
3. Lars Bender:
An integral member of Sami Hyppia’s resurgent Bayer Leverkusen squad, perhaps Lars Bender would be tactically the most prominent fit in the current Arsenal squad. His technique as a tackler is sublime and be it his box to box roaming movements or the ability to play in any formation, the German fits in anywhere given his terrific work ethic and the willingness to put his body on the line for his team. Moreover he is in the mould of a proper central defensive midfielder, his ability to shield the back four and his attitude to work his socks off for his team perhaps suits the bill for Arsene Wenger’s team.