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PL Legend Explains Why This Midfielder Could Be the Upgrade Arteta's Project Needs

Thomas Partey is out with an injury, and his backup, Mohammed Elneny, is also out with a long-term injury. This has forced Arteta to rely on Sambi Lokonga, who many believe is still not ready to lead Arsenal's midfield. The midfield situation has undoubtedly exposed the Gunners' major transfer setback of failing to sign a reliable midfielder.

Yes, the Gunners attempted to sign a midfielder, but their three bids for Douglas Luiz were rejected on deadline day. Paul Brown believes Arteta moved for the incorrect midfielder. The Premier League legend believes Ruben Neves or James Ward-Prowse would have been ideal additions to Arsenal's midfield.

Brown told GMS, "I think they just missed that one player who links the defence with the attack and can play either the ball over the top or play that first pass out to release a runner. That Ruben Neves kind of player would have been perfect – or James Ward Prowse. I think their midfield doesn’t look weak, it just looks like they have a lot of players who are quite similar. So I think it lacks balance."

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