It was only just over a year ago that Arsenal signed up the France international defender Laurent Koscielny to a new long term contract, so in theory we should not have to worry too much about the Gunners losing our brilliant centre back. But with some recent Arsenal transfer rumours linking Real Madrid with Koscielny, any extra boost to us fending off the Spanish giants would be very welcome.
The best way to do that, in my opinion, would be to show the Frenchman that Arsenal were serious about winning the Premier League title and had a good chance of doing so. The signing of Petr Cech from Chelsea is a good start but bringing in another top quality central defender would show Koscielny that Arsene Wenger really means business.
A report in The Telegraph claims that the manager is now targeting the Argentina international star Ezequiel Garay to compete with Per Mertesacker. The report says that Garay, who only joined his current club Zenit St. Petersburg last summer, is not happy in Russia and is looking for a move – and would only cost around £13 million.
Koscielny and our BFG have formed a great understanding in the Arsenal back line, but the Frenchman has outclassed his partner in recent years and he must worry about the lack of pace that hampers the German and puts him in some sticky situations.
So could Wenger be planning to sign Garay in order to ensure that Arsenal do not lose Koscielny to Madrid?