The Poland international, 25, has been tracked by Arsenal for more than a year now and are now finally ready to make a move for the tough-tackling enforcer when the January transfer window opens.
It seems Wenger’s main priority this January is to bring in a new defensive midfielder after losing the services of both Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin, with the duo both set to return from their respective long-term injuries sometime in February.
And Wenger is convinced Krychowiak is the player to give the team the push they need to win the Premier League title.
It is believed Wenger was keen to sign the Pole last summer but baulked at Sevilla’s £22 million asking price. In the end, the Frenchman decided that he had enough depth and competition in his midfield ranks and only managed to sign Petr Cech from Chelsea for £10 million.
But with Coquelin, Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky all out injured, Wenger only has Mathieu Flamini available to protect the back four and has even called upon Callum Chambers to play in midfielder. This now seems to be causing some concern for the Frenchman ahead of the busy end of the season, hence his reported move for Krychowiak.
However, Wenger’s indecisiveness to sign the Poland midfielder for £22 million means the Frenchman now has to pay £33 million for his services as a result of the player signing a new contract with Sevilla last month.
But Arsenal do have funds to spend this January and are now set to make a big-money move for Krychowiak.
With Flamini, Arteta and Rosicky all set to leave on a free at the end of the season, it would save Arsenal about £200,000-a-week, meaning they could easily afford and even give Krychowiak more than he pockets currently at Sevilla.
However, Krychowiak has said he’s in no rush to quit Sevilla:
‘I don’t think about what might happen in January or next June.
‘I could be an icon here for years. Who knows?
‘I will only change clubs if I can’t take a step forward here like I did when I left Reims.’
Well making a move to Arsenal would certainly be a step forward for you Krychowiak, and hopefully Wenger does decide to finally go through with this.
£33 million is a hefty price to pay, but the Sevilla midfielder is exactly what we need if we are to continue our pursuit of the Premier League title.