Arsenal are once again being linked with another midfielder, only this time around this starlet could be had for a fairly reasonable price. Arsene might want to consider reigniting his chase for this player. He almost had him last year!
‘I’ve got my contract for another year-and-a-half and I’m happy to see it out. But at the end of the day if I don’t sign a new one the club will probably try to sell me in the summer,’ he said.
‘We’ve had discussions about a new contract but we’ve put them on hold until the summer.
‘The main thing is to keep Portsmouth in the Premier League and we’ll see what it goes on.
‘If a bigger club, if a top-four club, or big clubs from Europe come in and want to get me if the price is right of course I would like to go and play Champions League. (Daily Mail)
Niko Kranjcar has been linked with Arsenal in the past, however, the club’s recent run of bad form has put added pressure on the midfielder to make a decision on his future at the club. He obviously won’t be around if Pompey drop at the end of the season, but assuming that they do stay up, the club will then have to figure out what players are expendable and which one’s are irreplaceable.
Kranjcar would surely fall into the irreplaceable category, but considering how badly he wants to play Champions League football, he would almost surely want to leave for greener pastures if a top club came along. Arsenal would be a great fit for him (assuming they win the Champions League or finish in the top four), but like yesterday’s link between Silva and the Emirates club, the thought that Arsene is chasing another midfielder is downright depressing. When is he going to chase a proper defender to shore-up his backline? Wouldn’t Arsenal supporters agree that the club should be chasing defenders at the moment?