Is Malang Sarr the answer to Arsenal’s defensive problems? (Plus video)

It is all set to be a fascinating transfer window for Arsenal fans, with the signing of Pablo Mari and the arrival of Saliba after his year on loan, but do we still have enough quality at the back to make us formidable challengers next season?

Yes we have a host of defenders. David Luiz has been given a year’s extension, but I think he is set to be more of a mentor to our youngsters and maybe play occasionally in midfield. I think that Sokratis will realise that he is unlikely to get many games next season and will find another club this summer. Holding and Chambers have never quite impressed enough to believe they can become club legends, while Mavropanos could return if he does well in the Bundesliga next season.

But surely if we could get the France Under 21 international Malang Sarr on a free transfer, then our defence will be well set for the forseeable future. Incredibly the 21 year-old has been at Nice for 15 years since his schoolboy days, and has played over 100 Ligue 1 games despite only being 21, so is incredible experienced for his age.

Surely Arsenal must be better off finacially than most teams to be able to offer the youngster a lucrative package as there is no transfer fee involved, especially if we can offload a few of our peripheral players.

Anyway, have a look at this video of Sarr’s defensive and attacking capabilities and decide if you think he could be an asset to Arsenal for many years to come…

10 Comments

  1. ACE says:

    Well…..

    Athleticism? Check
    Speed? Check
    Technical proficiency? Check
    Ability to distribute? Check
    Youthful experience? Check
    Positional flexibility? Check
    Inexpensive? Check?

    Signing this lad should be the #1
    priority for MA atm IMHO!

    1. ahmad73 says:

      If you put it like this, then Arsenal must sign him, even if it means letting one of our current peripheral CBs walk for free.

    2. Thomo says:

      Ace, you forgot the main things like can he defend well

      1. ACE says:

        Seemed pretty astute at defending
        in the clips I viewed.

  2. Pen says:

    Height has been a problem for Arsenal’s defense for past decade or more. It’s a basic requirement for EPL. Sarr doesn’t fit this bill unfortunately.

  3. Top Gunner says:

    Instead of signing either Umtiti, Boateng, nor Lovren, its better to sign a 21yr old

  4. daniel twist says:

    Get that dude and make him our defensive midfielder please, he got pssing range like Platini…

  5. towny254 says:

    We keep talking about who we want but we need to move the deadwood first and for God’s sake get rid of Ozil that will save some money

  6. Arman chango says:

    Please let’s sign him as quickly as possible with because all eyes on our targets.
    Sarr is definitely great left CB.

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    By the look of it, he seems to be a good defender and could also play as a DM. Arsenal should go for him, before anyone else gets him. He could form a good partnership with Saliba, and Arsenal can sell Socrates and Mavropanos to make way for Sarr.

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