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Arsenal: The Holding Midfielder Debate 5

Posted on July 20, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

This summer has seen Arsenal linked with many attacking options, but little in the way of defence. Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue one of the most notable, but should Arsenal be stepping up their bid to find a holding midfielder?

Folllowing Alex Song’s move to Barcelona last summer, Abou Diaby was looked upon by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as his replacement, but an injury sustained early on in the season ruled him out of action.

Mikel Arteta very briefly filled the void in playing in front of the defence, but the Gunners have certainly lacked a natural defensive midfielder in games. Somebody combative who breaks up the play and simply lays it on for a more creative player to thread balls through.

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