Over the last two decades, the Arsenal midfield has seen constant ups and downs. But they have also witnessed some amazing talents, namely Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil; all of whom have been extremely important for the London club, playing in different positions across midfield. However, there is one specific position, namely defensive midfield, which has been vital for them to improve upon. The position has become more and more important in the modern game as the speed and the system has evolved, but the English giants who went almost a decade without a trophy before winning two consecutive FA cups in the last two seasons have failed to get a replacement for Patrick Vieira. The void has been felt since then, with many players being tried there, namely Abou Diaby, who was released this year by the club and also, Alex Song. This left Arsenal fans and pundits critical of the Arsenal board and more importantly, manager Arsene Wenger.
However, this window. they look set to add to that position with either Morgan Schneiderlin and Arturo Vidal, both of whom are dynamic and any club in the world and its fans would want them in their club. EssentiallySports brings to you a comparative study and statical insight into who will be better for the club.
Disclaimer: We know that statistics are not always right and players are not often how stats show as they are, but they give a comprehensive overview of the player in question and what he brings to the team.