Lack of European football set to spoil Arsenal’s chances of signing top European defender

Arsenal will be without European football for the first time in over two decades in the 2021/2022 season.

This season has been a tough one for the club that had backed Mikel Arteta with the players that he wanted to make things happen.

They signed the likes of Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes and the transfers were easy to pull off because Arsenal played in the Europa League last season.

Now that they won’t play in Europe, it is set to affect them in their pursuit of some transfer targets.

The Gunners are one of the teams interested in signing Sevilla defender, Jules Kounde as they continue to rebuild their squad.

The Frenchman has emerged as one of the strongest defenders in Europe and has attracted the attention of top European teams.

The Gunners are facing a serious fight for his signature and The Athletic says their failure to qualify for European football will make it hard for them to convince him to join them.

David Luiz is leaving and needs to be replaced. Kounde has shown that he has both the talent and experience to lead any defence and would slot straight in at Arsenal.

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8 Comments

  1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Arsenal does not need him anyways.
    We have enough centerbacks.
    And I know it sounds lame, but PL needs height in defenders.

    1. Eche says:

      It doesn’t sound lame but fact. Height matters in premier league.

      1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

        Thanks Eche. As usual, we get linked to every player in the world, even when there is not any logic in it!
        I wish Arsenal good luck in this Window.

    2. Gideon says:

      Thank you

  2. Uche says:

    Arsenal does not need defenders again. Arsenal defense is statistically ranked within the top 5 in EPL this season. Where we are lacking is in creative side of football business and we need to get good players there to help the team . No more defenders

    1. Grandad says:

      We need a quality RB and a good natural left footed back up for Tierney.Having watched the young lad Doig of Hibs in three consecutive matches, I feel he is below the standard required at this stage in his development.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Grandad, have a look at Joel Lopez 19yo LB, a real prospect.

  3. ozziegunner says:

    I agree with Grandad and others that Arsenal have Saliba and Mavropanos, in addition to the existing CB roster. There are other areas on the pitch that Arsenal needs to direct their transfer budget towards.

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