So, we have just over 50 hours left before the transfer window shuts and Arsenal still have not signed a central defender, however, there are two names doing the rounds in the media and they are RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Juventus’ Daniele Rugani.
It seems that the club is focussed on landing one of these two for the centre back position that so desperately needs to be strengthened, and surely Arsenal will get at least one of them over the line.
But either way one of them needs to be concluded by Thursday 17.00 UK time.
Truth be told it is almost impossible to decide which one would be the better option, both play in very different leagues than the Premier League and there is no way of telling who would be better suited.
But you have to think that either player would be a far better option than what we currently have available to us.
And while I do accept that buying ether player would carry some risk, it is surely far more risky to stick with the status quo when we already know how poor they are.
Signing Nicolas Pepe is indeed an exciting development but signing a quality centre half is of critical importance and will, in my opinion, define how good or bad this transfer window has been.