I definitely think that Arsene Wenger needs to strengthen the Arsenal defensive options this summer, assuming that the Frenchman does not have a change of heart and hang up his zippy coat when the season ends of course. Maybe Calum Chambers is going to be a brilliant centre back in the future but he is not there yet and neither Gabriel or Per Mertesacker have been consistent and convincing alongside our best defender Laurent Koscielny.
So a lot of Arsenal fans were getting excited with the Arsenal transfer news that the PSG and Brazil star Marquinhos was on the radar of Arsene Wenger after he became frustrated with his role at the Paris club. The last straw for the 21-year old signed for £25 million from Roma a few years ago was being left out of the side for the Champions League clash with Man City.
So Arsenal and Man United were apparently preparing to slug it out for Marquinhos this summer, but The Sun is reporting that he has instead opted to sign for La Liga giants Barcelona. If that is true then Wenger will have to look elsewhere but I for one am not at all put out by this news.
After all, if the error prone David Luiz is regularly preferred to Marquinhos he cannot be performing that well. And I really think we need to sign an experienced centre back at the top of their game rather than one with a lot of potential and talent but not the finished article. What do you guys think? Who do you want next to Koscielny next season?