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Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic who is being linked with a move away from Chelsea.
Manchester United, Juventus and Inter Milan are all keen on the midfielder and have been told they would have to pay between £35m £40m for the Serbian.
Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is now claiming that Arsenal have joined the race to sign the midfielder. The respected journalist says the Gunners have proposed a swap deal which will see Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain move the other way.
Wenger who has been reluctant to let Chamberlain join a rival is reportedly willing to let the winger join Chelsea if we get Matic.
This is a bit surprising because, while Matic is a good midfielder, he is not the type we need.
Should Wenger decide to sign a midfielder, we will be better off signing a box to box rather than a holding midfielder.
Matic is the latter and is definitely not the type we should be looking out for especially when we have Xhaka, Elneny and Coquelin able to play in his position.
What makes this report even more baffling is that Chamberlain is an asset and will play a key role for Arsenal if his stays. His versatility means he can cover several positions which will be an added advantage in terms of squad depth.
How Arsenal would trade a player who they need for one they don’t need is beyond me. I don’t see this happening, not even a 10 percent chance.
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