I know that Nacho Monreal has not been exactly brilliant in his current Arsenal role of covering for the injured French international defender Laurent Koscielny in the centre of our defence, but apart from Calum Chambers or one the academy players, the Spaniard is the only option the Gunners have at the minute.
And although the England international Kieran Gibbs has established himself as the first choice left back when he is fit, Monreal is a very good second choice, so I really fail to see why Arsene Wenger would be looking to sign another left back, as a Daily Star report suggests.
The player in question is the 21-year old Tyrone Mings, currently doing very well in the Championship for Ipswich Town under Mick McCarthy. The young defender, thought to be valued at around £10 million, is versatile to a certain extent and has played at right back as well as left, but he is not a central defender and we already have Debuchy, Chambers and Bellerin as right back options.
In fact, the only thing this particular Arsenal transfer rumour has going for it is that we could afford to sign Mings in January. But I’m sure that Wenger is looking for a centre back and an experienced one at that. With West Ham’s Winston Reid and Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar coming to the end of their contracts, surely one of these Premier League experienced defenders would be just as cheap if not cheaper and a much better transfer option for us in January. What do you think Gooners?