According to reports, Arsenal are considering a surprise swoop for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak this summer.
Apart from the attack, it is understood Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also looking to amplify his options in midfield before the transfer window closes on in three weeks time. The French tactician is reportedly keen on Krychowiak as he sent scouts to watch the 25-year old play for Sevilla against European champions Barcelona in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash in Tbilisi.
Gunners’ first-choice defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin has not disappointed so far after dislodging Mathieu Flamini from the DM position in Arsenal’s first team. However, Arsenal are apprehensive of the fact that if Coquelin gets injured the defence will be left open without a shield and as a result, the need for another top notch tackling midfielder is paramount.
Krychowiak, a Poland international, was named in La Liga team of the year last season and is a bit older than Coquelin. The erstwhile Bordeaux and Reims midfield ace has been impressive for Sevilla, having signed only last summer. In the UEFA Super Cup match against Barcelona on Tuesday, coach Unai Emery deployed him as a central midfielder as the team were struggling in that area. He reportedly got injured in the match but continued as Los Rojiblancos narrowly lost out four goals to five in extra time.
Spanish media outlet Marca reported on Thursday that Sevilla are worried about what could come out of England in the next few days. Krychowiak’s situation at the Andalusian club will allow the player move to a club if he wishes. He has a €30m buyout clause at the La Liga side, and the player himself has said there are some moves which can not be refused.
His impressive performances last season for Sevilla has now led to interests from some top clubs in Europe, although Arsenal are said to be keener in luring him to the Emirates.