Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could possibly be set so as to add much-needed reinforcements to the middle of the park on the Emirates this summer season after the Gunners have been linked with Austrian worldwide midfielder Florian Grillitsch.
The 26-year-old Neunkirchen-native has been ever-present for Sinsheim-based Hoffenheim within the Bundesliga because the 2017-18 season after securing a transfer from fellow top-flight outfit Werder Bremen the place he graduated from the U19s after arriving from St. Pölten in 2013, and will probably take the following step in his profession beneath Arteta after The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath reported the membership’s curiosity earlier right now.
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Reinforcements within the coronary heart of the midfield have lengthy been a obligatory requirement for Arsenal if the membership was to compete for top-four within the Premier League, and the dearth of numbers within the first-team squad beneath Arteta has reared its ugly head every so often this season.
With simply Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Mohammed Elneny, and Sambi Lokonga the one credible midfield choices, a mix of accidents and AFCON assignments have stripped Arsenal of midfield depth throughout the complete 2021-22 Premier League marketing campaign much more commonly than followers – and Arteta – would have wished to see.
Grillitsch would provide the versatile midfield profile that would definitely go well with Arteta, nonetheless. Able to taking part in as a 6, 8, 10, on both flank of the midfield, in addition to even being utilized as a center-back, he would represent the perfect squad member to not simply plug gaps, however accomplish that in type alongside the best way.
Technically sound and inventive simply the identical, Grillitsch could be obtainable on a free switch this summer season after he determined to permit his contract to run down on the Rhein-Neckar-Enviornment, which might permit the membership to deliver its funds to bear as they proceed their seek for a long-term heart ahead and probably a central defender.
Affirmation from Arteta that Thomas Partey may miss the remainder of the season was one other reminder of the skinny nature of the Gunners midfield, and the acquisition of Grillitsch – or every other midfielder of be aware – should now be seen as a precedence for the membership within the upcoming switch window.