Opinion: Five Relegation-threatened defenders Arsenal should consider signing this summer

The Premier League is closer to its end, and it is customary that three teams will be relegated from the English top flight.

A team that is relegated usually has a number of top players who just couldn’t help their team stay up.

One position that Arsenal has struggled in this season has been in defence, here are some of the best defenders I think we can land from relegation-threatened teams.

Ben Godfrey, Norwich City
Godfrey is one of shining lights in the struggling Norwich City team this season and he would be sought after this summer if they get relegated.
He might not make Arsenal’s defence better immediately, but at 22 he would be a fine addition.

Nathan Ake, Bournemouth
Ake is a top quality defender, and Arsenal would face serious competition if we move for him.
But he would slot straight into our starting XI and make our team better at the back.

Tyrone Mings, Aston Villa
Mings is one of the best English defenders at the moment, and the Englishman would be a ready-made addition to Mikel Arteta’s side.
If we land him, we might have landed the long-term partner to William Saliba.

Issa Diop, West Ham
Diop has been an Arsenal target for some time now, and it is easy to understand that when you look at his performances.
The Frenchman is a towering defender that is good in the tackle and can dominate both aerially and on the ground.

Jeremy Ngakia, West Ham
Ngakia has left West Ham for free after refusing to sign a new deal with the Hammers.
The club had been desperate to get him on a new deal and that shows how highly-rated he is.
He would be able to become as good as he wants to be at Arsenal.

An article from Ime

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  1. None caught my attention, maybe Mings, but all we need now is a strong DM/Box to Box player.

  2. Saliva,Mari,Mavropanos,Luiz,Holding,Chambers, Mustafi.

    Dont we need to get rid of few if we want to sign new. And if we are getting rid from any of the above then shouldn’t we be going for a world class proven defender.

    1. You forgot to add Sokratis
      We have 8 CB’s on our books right now. Surely no new CB coming this window. We need a creative midfielder and a solid DM

  3. Why should we sign more defenders?
    We have quite a number, 7 if I’m not mistaking.


  4. Declan Rice would be my preference as he can double up as a DM and CB. A very capable player who would be an excellent acquisition for the long term.

        1. I don’t either, towny…. with the quality of some of their players I’m surprised they’re even in a relegation battle!

  5. Lewis Dunk is another possibility.however i think we need to get Party first. A good strong midfieldwill protect the back line

      1. TM, after he has grown his his hair a little longer, Sue! Socrates might be leaving, so TM would be a good addition. TM + Partey + CAM + Auba signing an extension and we will challenge for silverware.

        1. 😆👍 What a mouthwatering line up!!
          Fingers crossed it happens!
          To challenge for silverware again is all we ever want! Will be absolutely buzzing! Been too long, LC…

  6. I am a fan of Lewis Dunk and also see Mings and Rice, along Ake as players Arsenal should get if available at the right price. However Thomas Partey, Aubameyang and Balogun should be Arsenal’s highest priorities. The players mentioned above can be sought if Arsenal is able to sell some players to generate funds and open up squad position vacancies.

  7. still believe in the upgrade of
    lads from the academy.. Rather than buying a blah blah defender.

  8. Arsenal will have to sell some defenders first. We have 8 already.

    Our priority should be how to strengthen the mid field. Our center is very porous, that makes our defence vulnerable.
    We can get Cantwel from Norwich and doucoure from Watford.

    Partey is a gamble in my opinion, Doucoure will come cheap with epl experience.

  9. My first choice is Ake. Second choice would be Mings, but I rate Ake higher, as he’s younger and Mings seems like a bit of a risk to me if you look at his injury record.

    I think Sokratis is leaving anyway. I’d sell Mavrapanos for 5-10m with a buyback (10-15m) and sell on clause (30-40%). Think there will be quite some German teams that would love to take him now where he can develop. If he’s good enough you can buy him back.

    I’d also sell Mustafi if you can get some decent money for him, and keep Holding (for now) and Chambers (cause of versatility). If you could sell Holding and get Godfrey, that would be perfect, but then you may miss some experience..

  10. There is no possible evidence for the extraordinary contention which this rather daft article makes . Apart from Mings , all the others are mere personal opinions of the article writer,which I for one do not remotely share. I much doubt that many other Gooners do either and would be astounded if any came to our club. Because thy are all not good enough. Simple as that!

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