It was good for Arsenal fans to hear Arsene Wenger state this week that he knew that the Gunners are short on the defensive side of the squad and declare that he expects to be able to solve the situation in the January transfer window.
Hopefully the defensive crisis will not be as bad by then, with our France international right back Mathieu Debuchy supposed to be fit again around the end of the year, but the current problems have shown that we are very vulnerable to injury.
However, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny having a great understanding in central defence and Calum Chambers showing great ability as long with his versatility, there is a feeling that Wenger is not looking to add a real top quality defender to the Arsenal squad.
So we could be looking at an older and experienced centre back or a young and promising one, with the Celtic star Virgil van Dijk being strongly linked. The Daily Mail have reported that we are planning to make a £7 million offer for the 23-year old Dutchman, which should be enough to prise him from the Scottish champions, but is van Dijk the right move for us?
He is according to the former Gunner Giovanni van Bronckhorst who has said that his fellow countryman has all the attributes to become one of the best in the world in the next few years. He has the staure, at 6ft 4in, but he also has technical ability, a cool head and plenty of pace to go with his power. He also scores goals and is awesome in a one on one situation.
So would young Virgil be an FAB (Thunderbirds reference by the way) signing for Arsenal?