Arsenal are currently being linked with a number of players, but our defence is one area where we are most in need of strengthening in my opinion.
Other journalists either seem to believe that a central defender is key to our campaign, or are hearing that our club is predominantly looking to bring in one, as there are plenty of links at present to get the mind thinking.
Chelsea’s David Luiz has been a big talking point, having fallen down the pecking order since a fall-out with coach Antonio Conte, and with his replacement Andrea Christensen thoroughly impressing in his place, you can have little argument about his exclusion. We are said to be eyeing a deal to bring him across London to team him with former team-mate Petr Cech, but unless we are looking to revert back to a back five once again, I would rather look elsewhere.
Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk is another who could potentially be on the move in the coming window, with him having actively pursued an exit last summer, and appears to be struggling to motivate himself having been forced to stay with the Saints. Liverpool and Man City are said to be favourites to land him, but we are known to hold an interest also. A move could well reignite his form, but I’m not 100% sure his attitude would be welcomed at the Emirates.
The latest rumour to emerge is our supposed interest in Burnley centre-half James Tarkowski. The Clarets have been the surprise package this term, with the 25 year-old hitting the ground running since coming in to replace Michael Keane. He has helped his side to remain well organised and solid at the back, and he could be a huge signing if we could land him.
We are also linked with moves to sign Napoli duo Nikola Maksimovic and Koulibaly or Roma’s Kostas Manolas but who would you be most keen on seeing arrive in the coming month?