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Arteta Has a Wildcard Move to Help His Midfield Plight, but Will He Be Brave Enough to Take It?

You never know what you've been missing until it's gone, is a phrase that can currently be applied to Arsenal's midfield without Xhaka. Although Xhaka only made one appearance for Arsenal in the North London Derby, his partnership with Partey at the heart of Arsenal's midfield was unrivaled, and Arsenal have been unable to find rhythm in their midfield in the two games since his injury.

Arteta tried a Lokonga and Partey partnership that seemed incompatible, then went on to play Partey as a sole defensive midfielder, but against Palace it was clear Partey needs a partner in crime at the pivot of Arsenal's midfield, but who can be the ideal partner for him for now? What if Arteta forms a partnership with Partey and Elneny? Elneny is one of Arsenal's competent midfielders. Although some may find his style of play boring, Elneny is a player who is disciplined in maintaining his position; he is a player who will not try to be as creative and risk losing possession, but instead, he will make the safest choices.

Could Elneny be the current short-term solution to Arsenal's midfield quandary? Arsenal play Aston Villa on Friday, and if that partnership can be tested, that may be the game to do so.

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