Arsenal unlikely to get Krychowiak from Sevilla, says Graham Hunter

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The La Liga expert says the Europa League champions are unlikely to sanction a sale.

La Liga expert Graham Hunter says Arsenal are unlikely to be able to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak from Sevilla this summer, via Sky Sports. 

The 24-year-old is reportedly a target for Arsene Wenger’s side, with reports suggesting they are set to make a move for him before the summer transfer window closes.

The La Liga side would be loathe to losing him though given he is a key player in their squad, and Hunter says that, coupled with the fact they don’t need the money from a sale, make a transfer unlikely.

“First of all it is news to Sevilla that Arsenal have looked at Krychowiak,” Hunter told Sky Sports News HQ.

“But, they have sold a huge amount of players in the last few seasons to make them an immense amount of money. They are guaranteed in the Champions League, their revenue streams have increased beyond all recognition and, because of that, they will not want to sell.”

Krychowiak would suit Arsenal 

Should Arsenal decide to make a move for the midfielder though, Hunter says he would suit them.

The Gunners have long needed a strong defensive midfielder in their side, with the emergence of Francis Coquelin last year and his success in the role having shown how important someone in that position is to their side.

However, Coquelin is the only player of that ilk in the Gunners squad, with the likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini not ideal replacements for him.

And Hunter says Krychowiak is exactly what the critics say Wenger needs, but a sale looks unlikely for him.

“He’s the right player, but late timing coupled with a Sevilla side who are cash rich [could see him stay],” he added.

“If Arsenal decide that this fierce, tough-tackling, clever, goal-scoring central-midfielder - who meets the criteria of what critics of Wenger have been saying Arsenal have needed for three four or five seasons – then yes, he would suit them."

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