Arsenal have had problems with injuries to our defenders this season, especially at left-back, with Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac both out for some time. Then immediately our makeshift substitute Maitland-Niles also went down and we have since used both Lichtsteiner and Xhaka in that role. But now all three of those are returning to fitness as I reported in my Arsenal injury update, but we are still being linked with another left-back arriving in January.
It has been reported……
Arsenal have reportedly joined the race for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico – who was interesting Newcastle in the summer. Calciomercato are reporting that the Gunners are keen on a move for the Argentinian left-back, who jetted off to the World Cup in the summer.
Tagliafico, 26, only joined Ajax in January but has quickly impressed following a string of fine performances – and such displays have naturally attracted interest from elsewhere.
Rafa Benitez was keen on the full-back in the summer but was unable to afford his £8million price tag.
The price tag certainly sounds interesting, and although we have players coming back it must be remembered that Nacho Monreal’s contract finishes in the summer, not to mention the ongoing injury problems for Kolasinac as well, and we may be planning for the future.
Should Arsenal go for another left-back?