There have been hundreds of posts and comments on this website about Arsenal’s woeful defence this season, and the fact that Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are not getting any younger. We already have the out-of-favour Calum Chambers and Rob Holding at the club, and Sven Mislitat has brought in the young Greek Lad Konstantinos Mavropanos who has obviously surprised Arsene Wenger with his rapid progress.
Now it is being reported that Arsenal are now looking to bring in yet another youngster in the form of Stevenage Borough’s Ben Wilmott and have already had a bid of £1million turned down by the League Two club but are preparing to go back in with another offer this summer.
The 18 year-old is already a giant at 6ft 2in although Mavropanus is even bigger at 6ft 4in, and if we had those two playing together in the future we may be a little bit better equipped to deal with any set-pieces from our opponents, which has been an Achilles heel of the club in recent times.
But should Arsenal continue to buy young and promising centre-backs on a regular basis in the hope that we strike gold or should we be going for ready-made stars that can improve the team straight away?