Parlour: The problem if Wenger moves to sign Paul Pogba

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has cast doubt over his old side moving to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour suggested a potential problem for the Gunners if they move to sign Paul Pogba, when he appeared as a guest on talkSPORT.

The Metro recently reported that the French midfielder was a target for the Gunners, as Arsene Wenger considers ways to revitalise his midfield after winning the FA Cup against Aston Villa last weekend.

However, Parlour has played down the possibility of Pogba wearing an Arsenal shirt next season, despite the attacking quality he’d add to the club’s midfield.

“I think he'd be a great signing but the thing is, if he (Pogba) goes there, someone moves on - I'm not sure who,” he said.

Wenger would have little choice but to move players on for two main reasons.

Firstly, central midfield is not an area where Arsenal are short of attacking and creative options at the moment.

There is arguably a more pressing need for a holding player to come into the squad, with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil among others ticking the creative boxes.

Secondly, he’d need to move players on for financial reasons.

Any deal for Pogba would not be a cheap one and Wenger may feel pressured into selling one or two players to try and balance things out so the club don’t get into any trouble.

Pogba is the sort of player who would attract a lot of interest and that would drive his price up meaning that any side in for him, will have to automatically pay a higher premium to get their hands on him.

When he’s a player that Arsenal don’t necessarily need, it’s doubtful whether they would compete if a bidding war develops.

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