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Is Mikel the man for Arsenal?

With the Gunners in dire need of defensive reinforcement, next January will be no time for another ‘Kim Kallstrom’.

There is a void to fill at centre-back but it is safe to assume that a defensive midfielder is the priority at Arsenal where Mathieu Flamini is the only senior player born to play in that position

With no positive developments in the pursuit of FC Porto’s William Carvalho and Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira, Arsene Wenger is bound to find one of his trademark cheap quick-fixes in the transfer market.

But is Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel – a man currently playing second-fiddle to Matic and Ramires in Jose Mourinho’s options – the defensive midfielder you would take at Arsenal?

And if you are concerned about the chances of Mourinho doing business with Arsenal, it is worth knowing that the last time the Portuguese sold a Chelsea player to the Gunners, it was another defensive midfielder in Lassana Diara.

Mikel to Arsenal – YES or NO?

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