SUNDERLAND have looked lightweight and lacking physical presence in the middle of the park for me over the first three games.
And so the signing of Ki Sung-Yeung on loan from Swansea should hopefully boost Paolo Di Canio’s options in that department.
Di Canio has clearly been looking to add a midfielder for several weeks and while Ki has been down the pecking order at Swansea this season, it should be remembered that the Welsh club paid big money for him 12 months ago.
The manager will be pleased to have Ki and I’d expect him to go straight into the side to face Arsenal.
As for other arrivals? Well, I’m writing this column in the final hours before the deadline where anything can happen.
But when the dust settles, I’ll provide a measured assessment of Sunderland’s transfer window business next week.