Now that the Nicolas Pepe transfer has been completed it is time for Arsenal to focus on the problems in defence and as stand things today there is a chance that we will see three transfers next week, possibly even four.
The three/four transfers I am referring to are two outgoing and two incoming.
The two outgoing transfers, if the latest rumours are to be believed, are Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi and the two incoming would be Kieran Tierney and an unnamed central defender.
I truly believe a worst-case scenario would be just Koscielny leaving and Tierney arriving and if I am honest, I would be happy with that.
Obviously, it would be dreamland if we also managed to offload Mustafi and brought in a new highly talented centre-back.
There has been a mix of credible reports and your usual tabloid fodder in regards to the defence, David Ornstein has touched on the defensive issues and does give credibility to the reports and I would be very surprised if there are no changes before the transfer window shuts.
Arsenal technical director Edu met with the Stade Rennes president + the representative of Laurent Koscielny in London yesterday. Talks between #AFC & suitors continue in a bid to resolve Koscielny’s future. The 33yo captain does not anticipate playing for the Gunners again #SRFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 30, 2019
I know there is still some talk of Wilfried Zaha being signed but I just do not see that and I will be waiting anxiously over the next week for an official announcement from the club, more in expectation than hope.