Frank Lampard comments leaves Arsenal free to sign top Premier League defender

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard opens the door for Arsenal to try to sign defender

Arsenal’s pursuit of a defender has linked them with a move for several top quality defenders in this transfer window.

The links have been coming from inside and outside of England and the Gunners will not lack options when they eventually decide to make a move for a defender.

One defender who has continually been linked with a move to the Emirates has been Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.

The former Chelsea youngster was a record signing for the Cherries when he moved from Chelsea and he has more than justified the huge outlay by the club.

The Blues added a buy-back clause to the move that took Ake to Bournemouth and that seems to give Frank Lampard’s side the right to the first refusal on the defender’s next move.

Chelsea has also had their defensive issues this season and the defender has been linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge.

However, Lampard has claimed that he is happy with his current defenders and appeared to say that the Blues wouldn’t be pursuing a move for the Dutchman.

Lampard said as quoted by Vital Football: “I don’t know how clever it is. It is what it is. Nathan came through here and when he came to Bournemouth he has done fantastically well. He is a Premier League player. The defence we have here I am very happy with.”

His comments may have opened the way for Arsenal to sign the defender who is also wanted by Everton and Tottenham.

Updated: January 15, 2020 — 2:50 pm

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  1. If Xhaka is leaving, Ake could be a good option to replace him in the left DM position

    But getting him as a CB is a bad idea, because Bournemouth’s defense is one of the worst in EPL

    1. @gotanidea
      I wouldn’t take him even for the DM position. Dude is not good with the ball at his feet… Zero passing range and doesn’t read the game well. I’m wondering what all the hype is about.

  2. Not for me! Next……

    1. Hey Sue, I`ve also devised a Scale to represent the rumours of Kroenke investing any of his own money into the club, it also will be on a scale of one to ten, ten being the most ludicrous!……………….do you want to see it ?

      1. Yes, er.. why not, Le Coq 😁

        1. OK…………..after hours of working with my Parrott in my research and development facility, I could not find a Syrup emoji and not even a dead beaver emoji!
          I`m sure you will understand this one though! 😆

          W⚓W⚓W⚓W⚓W⚓W⚓W⚓W⚓W⚓W⚓

          1. Wait…no dead beaver emoji ??!! 😳 Why ever not?! 😜
            Hours with your parrot?! -Sod the cake deliveries, hey Le Coq – hahahaha I like what you’ve done there 😉😃 very good 👍

          2. Nearest I could find to a beaver was a skunk!…………..and although Kroenke would love to wear a skunk on his head, he is more known to us for being a bit of a W⚓. 😉

  3. On the unofficial JustArsenal.com Transfer Window Licking Scale the rumour of us buying Ake is……….

    👅👅👅👅👅👅👅👅👅👅

    1. Le Coq, How dare you call our esteemed owner a “bit of a W….R”. Be respectful please, he is a COMPLETE W….R! No mere “bits” for such a “generous spender”!

      1. Appoligies Jon…………you are absolutely correct!…..please fogive me!

        1. Le Coq, I forgive myself in advance for all my crimes. It saves loads of time! And so OK, I will forgive you this time. But the price of my forgiveness is one of your very best witty lines!

          1. Conjoined twins?! 😂

  4. He is not that a great defender, and if Chelsea is not interested than why should Arsenal be? Better go in for another defender like Dunk from Brighton. Guy is simply too good both in the air and for his passing ability.

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