Should Arsenal be in the market for a right back by TS
The transfer season is coming to a rapid close and despite the constant speculation that Arsenal will continue signing players, the lines are divided on whether AW needs a suitable replacement for Sagna. As we all know, our first choice RB suffered a second leg break which unfortunately leaves him out the mix of selection for some time.
Now we saw Jenkinson playing during the first match of the season and to be fair he had an average game. The reason we can’t really say he did exceptionally is because he wasn’t really tested. Its no secret that some EPL teams are shaping up some lethal attacking options and we have to wonder if we are completely covered in that position to handle any opposition. In my opinion, the boy looks out of his depth too often. Defence in football is one of those areas where any weakness in the line affects the entire team so I think its important to look at some of our options this season.
Jenkinson is obviously AW’s leading man in that role at the moment with Djourou, Coquelin and even Koscielny filling in the position on regular occasions. So its clear with Sagna missing, that AW instigates a rotation policy that makes up the position. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Djourou at RB. Coquelin is a viable replacement for Sagna in the long run and with Koscielny better suited to his normal position of CB. Having said that we also have Yennaris who also looks to be an up and coming prospect.
I guess the only question left to ask is do we need an experienced, quality signing in RB before the transfer market ends or do we rely on our youth structure implemented by Arsenal? I feel there’s no real right or wrong answer here. There’s no use having a youth structure if we don’t bring up players into the first team yet its not unreasonable to bring in a quality defender if we looking to win silverware. In Arsene we trust, I suppose.