With Mertesacker looking like he is past it and Gabriel Paulista too error prone and probably not made for the Premier League, Arsenal could do with the signing of an experience centre back and if you believe Skysports, the Gunners are interested in signing highly rated Argentina international defender Ezequiel Garay.
Ezequiel Garay who is currently on the books of Zenit St Petersburg but is said to have made up his mind to leave the Russian club side this summer and move to England. This desire is said to have put Arsenal on red alert and according to Skysports, who are often reliable, there is a real chance that Ezequiel Garay will be playing for Arsenal before the end of the summer transfer window.
Ezequiel Garay moved from Benfica to Zenith in a deal said to be worth £4m which means he won’t cost Arsenal a arm and a leg to sign. He is reportedly available for £18 million which could be negotiated downward especially as Zenit won’t be playing in Euro next season. His versatility will be perfect for Arsenal and considering he is reportedly earning less than £50,000 a week with Zenith, wages won’t be a problem for Arsenal.
His signing could however mean Calum Chambers will have to be sent on loan and he has been linked with a season long loan move to West Ham and his former club Southampton.