With the departure of Alex Song declared official yesterday morning, Arsenal are in desperate need of a new strong ball-winner in the middle of the pitch. The Gunners have been linked with M’Vila for most of the summer, but a deal looked to be going nowhere after M'Vila's disappointing Euro 2012.
However, if Arsenal are going to have any chance at finally ending their trophy drought, they are going to need a talented CDM who can break up opposing attacks and help in possession if needed. M’Vila fills a void and wouldn’t be too expensive considering the lack of other suitors for him right now.
While it may seem strange to bring in two defensive-minded center midfielders, Sahin offers a far different package to the Arsenal lineup than M’Vila does.
Sahin is a creative central defending midfielder who can help out in the attack, rather than the big-brusing M’Vila. While it may only be a loan deal, the combination plays between Sahin, Wilshere and Cazorla might just be some of the most entertaining things you would see this season.
A move to Liverpool has temporarily stalled, and it may just be because Arsenal are ready to swoop in for the Turkish superstar.
Gregory Van Der Wiel
Dutch right-back Gregory Van Der Wiel has expressed his discontent with current club Ajax and very well could be on the move soon. Arsene Wenger apparently has shown interest in signing Van Der Wiel for his backline, which at times last season looked less than stable against top opponents.
With Bacary Sagna still nursing an injury and Kyle Bartley recently getting sold to Swansea, signing an experienced and talented Van Der Wiel would be very beneficial to the club.
There are a lot of fans of the club that would question the signing of the Fulham star who will turn 30 near the end of next season. However, when you look at other forwards on the transfer market, there aren’t really any other reasonable options out there for Wenger to buy.
Robert Lewandowski recently stated his commitment to Dortmund, Klass-Jan Huntelaar hasn’t been linked away from Schalke for the last few months, and all other potential targets that Arsenal had earlier in the summer have found new clubs.
Dempsey refused to play for Fulham earlier this week, and Arsenal could easily scoop up the talented American for a very small fee considering the circumstances.
His versatility could be very valuable, and he has already proven that he can put the ball in the back of the net against EPL competition. Dempsey might not be an incredible signing, but it still would be an effective one for a very nice price.