Arsenal face competition for Roman Neustädter from Tottenham Hotspur, according to nonsense this week. And last.

We have been linked with the Schalke defensive midfielder for a little while now and considering he’ll be available on a free, it appears to be a sensible addition despite the fact that Arsene Wenger absolutely, positively will not buy a defensive midfielder.

As Sport Witness points out, both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are likely to leave in the summer and although we now have both Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin, Arsenal will still need to strength in that position unless we want to implode again if we pick up injuries.

They’ll likely do that with an attacking midfielder. You know how Arsene rolls.

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Moenchengladbach’s Brazilian midfielder Raffael and Schalke’s midfielder Roman Neustaedter (R) vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v Moenchengladbach in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on March 18, 2016 (PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Spurs are allegedly after the 28-year-old as well and the German’s destination in north London may depend on where we finish in the League.

Usually, I’d back most players to come to Arsenal ahead of that lot but if the football gods don’t sort their sh*t out, Tottenham might win the league and could seem like the more attractive club.

Saying this, it’ll ultimately come down to wages. It usually does.

If Arsenal do sign him, Rob the Chef better look out!