After losing Robin van Persie and Alex Song during the summer transfer window, Arsene Wenger must do whatever it takes to make up the losses.
According to the Mirror's John Cross: "Sahin, 23, is expected to complete his move to Arsenal on a one year loan deal this week. No permanent deal has been agreed but Wenger may negotiate an option to buy."
Cross also notes that, "[Sahin] is a very technical player and is not seen as a replacement for Song."
Santi Cazorla fills the creativity gap in midfield, and Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud will be able to fill in for van Persie and score enough goals to win. These elements, along with Sahin's technical prowess, give Wenger something to work with.
Should Wenger insist on an option to buy Sahin?
Sahin would certainly help the entire unit to become more cohesive, and Cazorla is going to help fill the void that Song left in an offensive capacity. Additionally, Wenger has stated that Jack Wilshere should be ready for full training within four weeks. The team's midfield will be unbelievably loaded at that point.
As long as Podolski and Giroud are able to keep the pedal to the metal up front, this team would be more than capable of contending for a title in the EPL.
The bottom line is that Wenger doesn't have many moves to make, and he'd best make the most out of the moves he can. If there's any way to secure the option to buy Sahin, Wenger needs to make it happen.
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