If there is one thing that all Arsenal fans know, it is the fact that we are in desperate need of some top class defenders to improve our very leaky defence after conceding over 50 goals in both of the last two seasons.
Todays biggest Arsenal rumour is that we could be in with a chance of signing the Germany international Jerome Boateng, who has fallen out of favour at Bayern Munich after 8 years at the very top. Since joining from Manchester City in 2011 he has established himself as the bedrock of Bayern’s defence and gone on to win the highest honours within the game. He has won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokal titles and the Champions League in 2013, not to mention a World Cup. But it looks like his time at the German giants is going to end this summer, with Ulli Hoeness urging the 30 year-old to find a new club. He said: “I would recommend to leave the club. I think he needs a new challenge.”
The problem is that Boateng is earning a reported 250,000 euros a month at the Allianz, and with two years left on his contract he is hardly going to be in a rush to leave, and Munich will have to let him go cheaply to persuade any buyer to cover Boateng’s wages.
Thee is no doubt that Boateng is an extremely accomplished top class defender, and at 30 he could still have many years at the top (barring injuries) so do you think Arsenal should make him one of our top targets this summer?