Arsenal consider £21.26m move for superb La Liga enforcer

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a move to sign Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 25-year-old Polish international enjoyed a superb debut season at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, helping Unai Emery’s side to a Europa League triumph which earned the Liga BBVA side a Champions League berth for 2015/16. He would offer Arsenal some much-needed steel in the centre of the park.

Last season, Wenger was indebted to utility man Francis Coquelin, with the Frenchman impressing following his return to the Emirates Stadium first-team set-up after his spell on loan at Charlton Athletic.

There is no guaranteeing that Coquelin can hit the same heights in 2015/16 and Wenger’s back-up options are somewhat limited.

Mathieu Flamini is a fairly one-dimensional defensive midfield option who is not the same player as he was in his first spell at the North London club, whilst veteran Spaniard Mikel Arteta is suffering with continued injury concerns and cannot offer the same presence that Krychowiak would offer.

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Prior to his move to Spain, the Pole had spent his entire professional footballing career in France, coming through the ranks at Bordeaux before leaving the Aquitaine club for Stade de Reims where he enjoyed two seasons before moving to Sevilla.

The Daily Telegraph claim Krychowiak has a £21.26m release clause and that Arsenal previously considered triggering a deal for the towering enforcer in January.

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