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Arsene Wenger is a busy man this summer as he wants to make sure that the Gunners do not go another season without qualifying for the Champions League. They have already added the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac to the squad for the new season but Wenger is still adamant to improve a few areas in the first team and one such position that the manager is sure to improve is his midfield.
Swiss international Granit Xhaka was exemplary late last season and is expected to be the first choice in the upcoming campaign. Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey was used as his partner in that stint but he was not consistent enough for a club who want to compete for the title. Santi Cazorla is no longer an option due to his injuries while Francis Coquelin has overstayed his time in the first team at the Emirates.
Mohamed Elneny is the only other option for Arsenal so Wenger might be tempted to spend on a first choice midfielder this summer. Here are three options the Frenchman should look at, to partner Xhaka with, next season.
Extensively linked with a move to the Emirates in the last couple of days, Portuguese midfield beast William Carvalho has constantly been linked with a move to England, with the best clubs in the country chasing his signature. He is tailor-made for the English game and at just 25, is a decent option for Arsenal. He may be a bit expensive but will be the perfect partner for the robust Xhaka in the midfield next season.
The Ivory Coast international is one of the most dynamic youngsters around in Europe at the moment and he had a stellar campaign in Ligue1, helping the Nice side to a place in the Champions League next season. At 26, he has established himself as one of the best in the business and is wanted by a lot of big clubs this summer. He is not too expensive and could be a game changing transfer for the Gunners.
The toughest player to lure to the club in this list, Kovacic, is probably the best option for Arsenal this summer. The Croatian international will take no time to adjust to Arsene Wenger’s style of play. If Real Madrid are ready to let him leave this summer, Arsenal should not think twice before making a move. His versatility will be a good complement to Xhaka, who can also express himself better from a deep midfield role.