Paul Pogba could be ideal for Arsenal but Mikel Arteta won't pursue deal for four reasons

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Paul Pogba is set to leave Manchester United in the summer on a free transfer and he could be a potential option for Arsenal. The Gunners are likely to be in the market for a midfielder, with Granit Xhaka’s future in doubt and Mohamed Elneny’s contract coming to an end.

Mikel Arteta has adopted a 4-3-3 formation in recent weeks, with Martin Odegaard and Xhaka either side of a deeper-lying Thomas Partey in the middle of the park. Xhaka has taken up a spot on the left of the three.

The Switzerland star has impressed of late and will need to be replaced if he does leave. Pogba has previously stated his preferred position is on the left of a midfield trio and played the best club form of his career in that role at Juventus.

The Frenchman can provide a goalscoring threat from midfield, something which Arsenal lack, as well as being a creative force at his best. But there are four reasons why Arteta will not pursue Pogba and Express Sport takes a look at each one.

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Pogba has made just 13 Premier League starts this season, mostly due to the thigh injury he sustained on international duty last November. But when he has played, he has struggled to light up the Premier League.

He should be in his prime at 29 but that doesn’t appear to be the case at the moment. Perhaps a move abroad would be best for him.

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