Arsenal make Fulham man a target to replace David Luiz

Arsenal has made Fulham loanee, Joachim Andersen a summer target and he could be brought in as a replacement for David Luiz.

Although Fulham looks doomed for relegation as they struggle to get the results that they need, Andersen has stood out from the rest of his teammates.

He is on loan from Lyon and has proven to be one of the signings of the season so far.

The French side is open to selling him and Fulham will probably want to make his loan move permanent, but the defender would prefer a Premier League stay.

The Mirror reports that the Gunners have made him a target as they consider allowing David Luiz to leave on a free transfer.

The Brazilian was signed from Chelsea at the start of last season and was handed a new deal for this campaign.

He remains the most senior defender at the club and his experience has been important in their dressing room.

However, he isn’t getting any younger and it might be best to allow him to leave so Arsenal can start building for the future.

The report says Lyon will auction him out when he returns and they want to make around £20million.

West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester United are the other teams who have been linked with a move for him.

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  1. Declan says:

    Another CB ?

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Exactly why do we need another CB?

      if we do need one …..it will be an experienced CB

      Someone around 30yo to provide experience, leadership and guidance

  2. durand says:

    Hopefully a jest, we already have 5 on the books, 2 of which have yet to get an opportunity to prove themselves.

    Perhaps addressing the midfield should take priority? Maybe a a new RB? backup LB? possibly a new GK as it appears?

    This would be yet another example of poor man management by the club, and needless spending for an area we have plenty of cover.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Agree Durand; Arsenal haven’t even given opportunities to the CB’s it has (Saliba, Mavropanos and those in the Academy), yet the Club should buy more?
      Yet as you state there are obvious deficiencies elsewhere.

  3. Marty says:

    With Saliba and Mav coming back from loans do we need another CB, surely there are others positions which looking strengthening.

    1. Ahmad73 says:

      Maybe Farty plans to play with 4CBs!

  4. wiehn says:

    As I follow Bundesliga as well, I’d suggest Maxence LACROIX from Wolfsburg as CB and leave the others out on loan…

  5. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    If we actually acquired another CB before figuring out what we have in Saliba & Mavro, especially with Gabs, Mari and Holding already in the fold, then we just might be beyond help….the one thing we should have learned from the post-Dein Wenger years is to always target NEEDS before contemplating any other acquisitions…considering our present financial woes, I can’t even fathom the notion of purchasing anyone who isn’t going to be in our starting 11 from day one…that said, this is likely just the usual sketchy transfer speculation that will become all-too-familiar over the next month and change before the opening of the window, which should be even more rampant this year considering the state of our franchise

  6. Nickerless Bender says:

    I wonder how Zac Medley is doing at Kilmarnock?

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