Arsene Wenger has stated that the club do not need a player like Arturo Vidal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that the club do not need a player like Arturo Vidal. The defensive midfielder has been acclaimed as one of the best in the world for his performances with Juventus. The Italian club have benefited fromVidal’s ability not just to make tackles, but to also start attacks. He has formed an impeccable partnership with Paul Pogba in the centre of midfield and this has seen the club make an appearance in the Champions League final after more than a decade of absence.Vidal has constantly turned down transfer rumours, but speculation continues to grow that Arsenal will make an offer for him.

Rejecting any chance of signing the Chilean international to go along with Alexis Sanchez, Wenger stated that the club do not need a defensive midfielder likeVidal. This is against the opinions of several fans and pundits, who feel that Arsenal will be much stronger with a defensive midfielder of the highest quality. Towards the second half of last campaign, Wenger was largely trusting FrenchmanFrancis Coquelin as the defensive linchpin, but the 24-year-old is only now starting to establish himself as a first-team regular. He does not have the experience that can come close to a player likeVidal.

“I don’t see why Walcott should not be here next season. He was out for a year from January to January and it took him a while to come back to his best. I think he’s now at a very interesting age with his experience, he’s at his peak physically. It’s a time to stay with us. Arturo Vidal? You [the journalist] must be from Chile! We have good midfielders and at the moment we are not looking at Arturo Vidal,” said the Frenchman after leading Arsenal to a second consecutive FA Cup title.

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