David Seaman today demanded that Arsenal look into signing a centre-back this summer, to go with completed Xhaka and prospective Vardy signings.
The former England and Arsenal goalkeeper claims that they ‘need’ a centre-back added this summer, but claims that it is not because they were bad last season, which could be debated…
Seaman said: “They need a central defender, they’ve signed a new midfield player now, get Vardy and then we’re looking good.
“You look at the spine of the team. You’ve got Petr Cech in goal, brilliant. We maybe need one centre-half and then a striker.
“But they are additions to a great squad, it’s not as though the squad is crying out for it or performing badly. We did have a good season, we finished second.”
No defender’s have come up as being linked today however, although Euro 2016 is throwing up enough entertainment to keep news sources quite busy of late.
Two players we have been linked with previously are said to be closing on moves to rival clubs currently, with Bild claiming that Mkhitaryan is keen on a switch to Manchester United, and young Egyptian target Ramadan Sobhy linked with a switch to Stoke City.
The Dortmund midfielder has had an amazing 12 months in Germany, playing his part in over 50 goals, and is now pushing for the exit door. His club are at risk of losing him for free in 12 months time if they refuse to sell, which looks likely to see him quit the club in the coming months.
Arsenal tried to bring in Sobhy on a trial basis earlier this year, which was rejected, and he is now the subject of a bid by Stoke City. It is not mentioned whether they believe this interest will force us to consider rivalling such a move, but he looks likely to be a second target to move to England, but not to us.
Which defenders would you love to see arrive this summer? Should we up our efforts to sign the latter pair?