Arsenal line up Valbuena
Arsenal, who have experienced a dramatic upturn in form lately, are set to deal with their midfield problems with the signing of France international Mathieu Valbuena.
Valbuena, 27, currently plays for Marseille in Ligue 1, and he has consistently been linked with a move to the Premier League. That interest appears to have turned his head as he has confirmed to manager Didier Deschamps that he would like a fresh challenge for next season.
Valbuena is an attacking midfielder who has outstanding technical ability. He is perfectly apt at playing as a winger and he would be the perfect replacement/ upgrade for Theo Walcott, who looks set to depart from the Emirates such are his wage demands and generally inconsistent performances.
If deployed as an advanced central midfielder, Valbuena would add the attacking spark that has been missing from Arsenal since Fabregas left, a gap which Aaron Ramsey failed to step up and plug this season.
Whilst Valbuena would be a very astute Arsenal signing, there are still other pressing deficiencies which Arsene Wenger must address including an incredible overreliance on Dutchman Robin Van Persie (whose future is still undecided) and a leaky defence, the cracks of which are being papered over by some outstanding performances by Szczesny.
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