Arsenal’s defensive shortages have yet again been highlighted by Calum Chambers sending off at Galatasary this week leaving them even shorter on numbers for the Newcastle game this weekend.
Arsene Wenger has already stated that he would be bringing at least one defensive option to the Emirates in January and with reports saying that Arsenal tried to buy Willam Carvalho in the summer, the Sporting Lisbon midfielder could be the could be a long term solution to Wenger’s current problems.
Yesterday, the Sporting boss Marco Silva admitted that the young Portugal international could be moving to the Premier League in January: “William is a target for English teams, but I want him to play his game.” Silva said.
“He’s not playing at the same level as last season because last season he was a surprise, but he’s improving. William has many offers. Let’s wait till January.”
So perhaps Arsenal are one of those English suitors (which wouldn’t be surprising given our dire need of reinforcements), but if Carvalho was too expensive for Arsenal to buy in the summer, why would Wenger go back this January to get knocked back again?