Arsenal’s January target talks up Premier League move, maybe we should move for him again

Jerome Boateng has flirted with the idea of playing in the Premier League again, maybe it is time for the Gunners to move for him.

The defender had been on the radar of Arsenal earlier in the season as they struggled at the back (Express).

He was tipped to make the move to the Emirates in the January transfer window, but that move never materialised.

He had a spell in the Premier League earlier in his career after joining Manchester City in 2010.

He played for just one season with the Citizens before leaving to join Bayern Munich, where he has spent the last nine years.

The German defender said recently as quoted by Talk Sport: “I wouldn’t say no. I love watching the Premier League and I loved playing in it while I was there.

“For me, it was really unlucky because I was injured straightaway and then I didn’t play in the position they promised.

“I’m definitely down for it, it’s one of my favourite leagues, but I don’t know for the future. You never know… it’s not that I would never play there again, absolutely not.”

Arsenal has been struggling at the back even before Mikel Arteta became our manager.

We have become better at defending in recent games, we will need all the help and experience we can get going forward which makes Boateng a good addition to our team.

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15 Comments

  1. Damy says:

    No No No
    Arsenal is not a retirement home

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Totally agree; need experience, but also need to build for the future, with players who can either make a career with Arsenal or have sell on value.

  2. Lord Denning says:

    How many center backs do we have in our books 8 already, maybe we need a team of 11 center back to get enough defensive cover.What this shows you is incompetence by Arsenal management.As owner having 8 poor defenders in the payroll would be a sackable offense.

    1. Mogunna says:

      Accurate but we already signed Mari instead this winter and Arteta extended his first CB choice; Luiz…

      No one seems bothered Lord D, i guess we should be safe.

      Someone here yesterday said we are
      destroying everyone next year with Arteta !

      1. Phenom says:

        Mogunna, let me ask you this:
        Kroenke, Arteta, the squad and fan. Who do you think is arsenal’ s problem?

        1. Val says:

          dont ask him that, it will just be another Arteta rant

        2. ozziegunner says:

          Phenom, you missed the Board and the senior executive, past and present, over the last 10 years, who have mismanaged Arsenal’s financial and player assets.
          Where has the money gone from 20+ years of European competition? Over the past 3 years Arsenal has the third highest spend, yet this season finished eighth.

  3. Glorious says:

    CAPITAL NO

    1. Top Gunner says:

      One of the slowest defender in world at the moment. The guy failed in the EPL before

  4. Nifty says:

    Not again

  5. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    We should not go for him unless for loan to cover injuries as last option, past his best, huge salary.

  6. gunnerforlife says:

    We already have so many defenders and Arteta has improved them to a large extent. We should go for another CB but not him, rather a younger player preferably from the PL, like Godfrey or Dunk to partner Salliba next season.

  7. Grandad says:

    Pace is the main missing ingredient in all our centre backs with the exception of Saliba.Top Gunner has hit the nail on the head.Stones is not quick either.We do not need a one paced, error and injury prone ball playing centre half.Ben White who was the fans player of the year at Leeds this season, has returned to Brighton who already have 4 decent centre backs.White is young, talented and quick and would be an excellent long term acquisition to pair up with Saliba.Good CB partnerships are invaluable and is something we have lacked at Arsenal for over a decade.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 plus no decent DM since Gilberto Silva left.

  8. Wenger91 says:

    No!! it’s time to change, choose younger players and build a team!

    Our goalkeepers deserve a better defense!

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