Arsenal got back down to the business of winning at the weekend and, with a whole 7 days to recover they should be in decent shape for the weekend visit of Burnley. Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta are likely to shorten that crippling injury list by offering their services to the cause once again.
But the rumour mills wouldn’t be the rumour mills without Arsenal and today’s speculation links Arsenal with two more midfielders.
Arsenal have stolen a march on Bayern Munich in the race to sign 17-year-old Benfica midfielder Goncalo Guedes, who is also being tracked by AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Express)
The Gunners are also interested in Sevilla and Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 24, who has a buy-out clause of £24m.
Goncalo Guedes – Nicknamed ‘The New Ribery‘ inm some quarters the potential of this guy is frightening.
He hasn’t even turned out for the senior Benfica side yet but that debut doesn’t seem far off as he has been in great from in the B team scoring 3 goals in ten games from his flexible role across the front line.
He’s also expected to make his breakthrough in the Portugal national side before too long after becoming a regular in all the youth teams.
Grzegorz Krychowiak – The Polish international, of some 22 caps, has played most of his senior career in France and only joined Spanish side Sevilla in the summer.
But he does look like the frightening anchor man that Arsenal could use. At 6ft 1in he won’t be bullied but marries the grit with lovely technique.
Let’s take look at him in action. Arsenal fans: worth a punt or better to go for a household name?