Swansea's Ki Sung-Yueng says rumoured Arsenal interest is ‘meaningful’

Ki Sung-Yueng

FA Cup winners Arsenal are looking to build a formidable squad which can challenge for the title and Ki Sung-Yueng is rumoured to be on their wanted list.

Arsenal’s form in 2015 shows they have the capabilities to challenge for the Premier League title next season if they can hold onto their key players and add to their squad in areas of the pitch where they are lacking depth.

Their 4-0 FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa last weekend proved that they can be ruthless in big games and that the squad only needs tweaking as they look to mount a serious Premier League title challenge.

Arsene Wenger has won over the majority of the fan-base that has criticised him for failing to win trophies over the last decade. Two FA Cup successes in the last two years is great but Premier League or Champions League success is what they truly crave.

To challenge on all fronts, Arsenal still need a goalkeeper, a centre back, a midfielder and a striker to be confident of coping with an injury crisis similar to the one they had earlier in the season.

One player which has been touted as a possible midfield purchase is Swansea’s deep-lying play-maker Ki Sung-Yueng. He is a different type of midfielder to what Wenger already has at his disposal and would add both discipline and reliability on the ball to the team.

Although the desire for an all-out midfield enforcer has gone due to the rise of Francis Coquelin, a more defensive-minded version of Santi Cazorla, who has those extra defensive capabilities would be handy in tough away games.

Ki has what it takes to be that man and according to the Metro, Arsenal would be able to snatch him from Swansea for £15million this summer. When asked about any possible deal, Ki was coy, stating that although it would be tempting, he would want regular first team football wherever he played.

He told the South Wales Evening Post, "It’s meaningful if a big club pays attention to me and I think this happened because of my performance this season. The best team for me is the team where I can play on the field.”

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