Many Arsenal fans are calling for Arsene Wenger to sign new defenders and strikers this summer. There has been very little focus on our central midfield as we seem to be adequately covered there with the likes of Fabregas, Wilshere, Ramsey, Diaby and Song.
Diaby and Song are our main defensive midfielders and they do a decent job at it especially Song who is the better of the two. But is it only me, or would Arsenal not benefit from getting another top-rate defensive midfielder?
One name the springs to my mind is Lassana Diarra. Lass as he is more commonly known had a spell at Arsenal in 2007 when he joined us from Chelsea. At that time Flamini was the first choice defensive midfielder and Lass go very little game time. He did not stay long at Arsenal and subsequently left in January 2008 for Portsmouth after featuring only 13 times for Arsenal.
It was at Portsmouth where Lass really made a name for himself s he later moved onto his current club now, Real Madrid. Lass did not feature much at Madrid this past season under Mourinho initially but towards the later part of the season he became a key figure in Mourinho’s line-up. Lass has no idea if he will feature in Mourinho’s plans next season and it is understood that if Real Madrid get an offer of £17.5million they will sell Lass. Manchester United and Tottenham are already keeping an eye on Lass.
Now, if I were Wenger I would seriously consider bringing Lass in. He knows the Premiership well and will not take time to adjust. He knows Arsenal well as he has been here before. He is a much better player now compared to the Lass we had in 2007. He would provide the experience we need in central midfield to carry the likes of Wilshere and Ramsey through.
What do you think of Lass returning to Arsenal?