William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Kieran Tierney, Wilfried Zaha and possibly Everton Soares are all decent players but none of them will make this summers transfer window a success.
Arsenal needs a central defender desperately, there is no way around that fact and even though Saliba is a central defender he is only 18-years-old and not available for 12 months.
Arsenal was the third top scorers last season with only Liverpool and Man City scoring more but the defence was so poor that we could only finish fifth.
The idea that we go into the new season with the same defence is madness and bringing in just a left-back is nowhere near enough.
How does that famous quote go “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
It really does not matter how much we strengthen the wings, midfield or even the front line if we fail to strengthen the defence, it makes no difference if Mesut Ozil has a brilliant season or Alex Iwobi finally comes good or if Gabriel Martinelli is the best thing since sliced bread if all their good work is wiped out by a catastrophic defence.
The Arsenal backline is not fit for purpose and even the defenders that we do have that we can regard as decent would probably not get into our rivals defences, certainly not Liverpool’s Man City or Tottenham’s.
I simply cannot view this transfer window as anything other than a total disaster if we do not buy a quality centre back no matter who else we buy.