Report – Arsenal wants to sign Olympiacos defender

Arsenal has been named as one of the Premier League clubs eyeing a move for Olympiacos defender, Pape Abou Cisse.

The six-foot-six centre back has emerged on the shortlist of several Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Everton.

The Daily Mail says the Gunners and the other suitors have been watching him and they sent scouts to their Europa League game against Fenerbahce last week.

The centre-back has formed a solid defensive partnership with former Gunner Sokratis Papastathopoulos and they have let in just two goals in five league matches so far.

The 26-year-old is older than the players Arsenal has signed recently, however, they might also need someone with more experience to lead their defence.

The Gunners have to act fast if they are serious about signing him because the report claims Liverpool has the strongest interest in him.

The Reds are looking to avoid the defensive crisis that they suffered last season that saw them turn to their academy kids with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, all missing a large part of the campaign through injury.

Mikel Arteta’s centre-back pairing of Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes has been superb so far, but he knows he needs more options to ensure an injury doesn’t spoil all the good work they have been doing so far.

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  1. Adega Olatunji says:

    So what happens to Saliba?

  2. Phoenix Gunner says:

    Nope we don’t need him…sell Mari and replace with tapsoba. He is better and younger and play in a better league. Next season this my centre back pairing;
    LCM- TAPSOBA N GABRIEL
    RCM- SALIBA N WHITE
    promote Ballard as 5th centre back.
    Sell chambers, holding and Pablo Mari.
    With those 5 we are good to go.
    And since AMN has a change of heart
    Let him deputize at right back behind Tomi, which will then let us sell soares.

    1. Durand says:

      I find nothing to disagree with in your post, I would add starting Ramsdale, but I’m sure you would suggest the same.

      That would make for a great back line; young and talented and hopefully set to stay with Arsenal and lead us to success in the future.

  3. Canuckman says:

    Yes, let Liverpool sign him for a song, just like they did with Tsimikas. Cisse has been a tower of power in Cl last 2 seasons for Olympiacos. Btw…he’s 24

  4. gunnerforlife says:

    He is being watched by major European clubs and seems to be a good defender, very reliable. Arsenal must go in for him to have an effective back up for Gabriel. Saliba must also return next season, we must have atleast 4 defenders to start anytime. Holding and Mari must be sold as they will get more game time at a different club. If AMN is ready to play RB, either Chambers or Soares or both can be sold.

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