Arteta looking to make specific defence changes at Arsenal this summer

Mikel Arteta will look to change his defence when this campaign ends, according to Football London.

The Spaniard is overseeing an overhaul of the current Arsenal squad and he looks set to sign a few more players again when the transfer window reopens.

The club backed him with the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Willian and Thomas Partey last summer.

Martin Odegaard also moved to the Emirates from Real Madrid in the last transfer window and the club isn’t finished with bringing in new players yet.

They have not looked like a team that will earn a top-four place in the Premier League this season.

If they win the Europa League, it would be a big reward for their efforts so far, but they are not stopping at that and will look to bolster their team in the summer.

With the future of David Luiz uncertain and the likes of Shkodran Mustafi already out of the club, their defence would need some new faces.

They currently have a fantastic set of options to pick from, but the report says Arteta has some specific positions that he hopes to fill up at the back in the summer.

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  1. Grandad says:

    With respect, but who exactly comprise the “fantastic set of options” mentioned.? As far as I am concerned, apart from one notable exception, we do not have top quality defenders.Quantity, yes, but quality, no.

  2. Declan says:

    We have lots of defenders already, along with Saliba and Mavropanos to return from their loans so I doubt any new additions will arrive. Looks like Chelsea could do with some though after their 5-2 thrashing at home. I don’t think anyone had that in the prediction league!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Declan, I agree; surely Mavropanos and Saliba deserve an opportunity. Arsenal has bigger issues than CB’s at the moment. The long term failure to sign a specialist DM to replace Gilberto Silva, to play along side Thomas Partey in midfield should be the priority to improve the defense.

  3. RFrancis says:

    If this report is true, it would simply confirm that Arteta has no clue whatsoever what is going on at the club. We are awash with central defenders, including Mavropanos and Saliba on loan, and what is the gaffer’s focus now? Another central defender? Baffling!

  4. Durand says:

    I hope it’s not true; we are not Man City where Arteta can buy an 11 of his choosing.

    Hopefully Arteta means a starting RB and backup LB not any more CB FFS!

    Otherwise Edu should start doing his job and tell Arteta to give Saliba and Mavroporas a few months before making an uninformed decision before ever seeing them play in the PL.

    Holding, Gabriel, Mari, Saliba, Mavro, plus some promising young defenders on loan.

    Maybe Arteta should focus on midfield, aside from Partey the cubbard is bare.

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  5. Ahmad73 says:

    Get that wannabe out!

  6. allezkev says:

    Arteta set to make more summer signings in a sensational report via Football.London, wow, who would have thought it?

    It’s great to know that the trustworthy and utterly reliable Football.London are on the case, thanks for that…

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