Arsenal Closing In On Midfield Powerhouse, But Where Would He Fit Into The Side?

Despite Arsenal having Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini in the centre of midfield, it now seems that the Gunners are closing in a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho – if you believe the Metro, that is. The 21-year-old is a full Portugal international and could strengthen the Gunners midfield brilliantly, but whether or not they need him is a different matter.

He’s a powerful player, unlike anything that Arsene Wenger currently has at his disposal but he is also notably agile. The Angola-born midfielder has been crucial to the Lisbon side this season after being loaned out to Cercle Brugge last season and is probably seen as the Arsenal bosses as a player to compliment Flamini in the holding role.

The Frenchman was drafted in on a free in the summer and has been outstanding during the season to date, playing 15 Premier League games and completing 92% of his passes, but he is now approaching 30 and his mobility has never been his strong point.

The two together, on paper, seem like a perfect match and for me I think it looks like a good move, but if you want to know a bit more about him then watch this clip.