Report: Arsenal interested in Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Swansea City star Ki Sung-yueng.

According to Colin Harvey of the Daily Star, Arsenal have approached Swansea City regarding the availability of the South Korea international.

Judging by previous reports, Arsene Wenger appears determined to strengthen the midfield area at Emirates Stadium, with The Mirror having evaluated suggestions that the north London outfit could make moves for Juventus' Arturo Vidal and Southampton maestro Morgan Schneiderlin.

Reports originated from the Sky Sports Transfer Centre, but yesterday Arsene Wenger insisted that he was not thinking about transfers ahead of their FA Cup final encounter with Aston Villa on Saturday.

What Arsenal really need is a defensive or combative styled midfielder in order to add steel in the middle of the park. That is something that has been missing in the first-team since Patrick Vieira left in 2005, and you could consider that void to have been a major contributing factor to Arsenal having not won the Premier League title in 11 years.

When evaluating what the last two Premier League champions, Chelsea and Manchester City, had in common, quite a lot adds up.

Both clubs had lethal goal-scorers, along with goals also coming from midfield, tough players in the middle and excellent goalkeepers. Apart from goals coming from midfield, Arsenal don't tick the rest of those boxes and that needs to be addressed if they are to challenge the elite.

The Chelsea side that won the league title this season is superbly balanced. Arsenal need to match that, or somehow seek to better it.

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