The Gunners will only need to pay £21.6 million to activate the 25-year-old’s €30 million release clause. Only a year ago it would have cost the North Londoners closer to £26 million, showing the massive saving that they are set to make.
The Poland international could be a great signing for Arsene Wenger’s side, plugging a hole in the middle of the pitch for the Frenchman. Solid defensively and also able to contribute in the final third of the pitch, he could either line up alongside Francis Coquelin or replace him.
Coquelin showed a lack of discipline against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and was lucky to not be sent off. As such, Wenger may think twice before using the 24-year-old in high pressure encounters. Krychowiak has shown his ability to deal with pressure in the past, for example when he started and scored a goal in the Europa League final last season.